The SAR Canada Section, comprising over 20 university members, exists to promote the values, aims and activities of Scholars at Risk in Canada.
The SAR Canada Section was formally launched on June 22, 2012 at the University of Toronto’s Massey College by The Honourable Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, then President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Winnipeg. The launch of the Canadian Section represented the culmination of several years of partnership between Canadian higher education institutions and the Scholars at Risk Network.
In 2016, Canada was proud co-host of the 2016 Global Congress in Montreal.
The SAR Canada Section undertakes constant outreach, partnerships and joint activities, information about which you will find on this page.
The current National Steering Committee is comprised of the following members:
- Viviana Fernandez, University of Ottawa (Chair)
- Natasha Nobell, University of British Columbia
- Joanna Quinn, Western University
- Nandini Ramanujam, McGill University
- Mirja Trilsch, Université du Québec à Montreal
News / Nouvelles
December 10, 2019
Viviana Fernandez contributed to a Human Rights Roundtable Discussion on Parliament HillRead More
November 20, 2019
SAR Canada welcomes CAUT to the section.Read More
October 16, 2019
SAR Canada organized a workshop titled “Erosion of Academic Freedom Globally: Opportunities and Challenges for Canadian Universities” in the context of the 31st Anniversary of the Magna Carta Universitatum Conference.Read More
Events / Événements
November 2, 2019 11:30 am
University of Ottawa
The Scholars at Risk University of Ottawa Program (SAR uOttawa) organized an event titled “Challenges to Academic Freedom in Brazil and Similar Trends in Latin America.”Read More
March 12, 2019 6:00 pm
Chair of SAR's Ambassadors Council, Lloyd Axworthy, also chair of the World Refugee Council and one of Canada’s leading voices on global migration and refugee protection, spoke at Western’s Conron Hall Monday afternoon, part of the Scholars at Risk Lecture series/Read More
Members / Membres
To learn more about the SAR-Canada section, please write to email@example.com.
Follow the SAR Canada Section on Twitter: @SAR_Canada