SAR-Canada

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

Universities, faculty gearing up in response to Afghan refugee crisis

Universities, faculty gearing up in response to Afghan refugee crisis

Experts on campuses from coast to coast are needed to deal with the current emergency as well as future ones.

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 University of Ottawa signed an MOU with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

University of Ottawa signed an MOU with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

The Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) at the University of Ottawa and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) concluded an MOU to provide technical assistance and contribute to the development of the Inter-American Human Rights System (IAHRS), through the strengthening of the capacities of the rapporteurships, special rapporteurships and sections of the Commission.

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Events / Événements

SAR Canada Section organized a session on How to Host a Scholar

SAR Canada Section organized a session on How to Host a Scholar

October 1, 2021 10:00 am

Zoom (link below)

The SAR Canada section (SARCAN) invites you to attend a knowledge-exchange session where you can ask questions and
share best practices about how to host a scholar at risk.

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Critical Hope in the Public Sphere

Critical Hope in the Public Sphere

July 6, 2021 12:00 pm

Hosted by the University of British Columbia and the Scholars at Risk & Human Rights Collective, this online event aims to spark discussion and inspiration on how we can sustain critical hope in the face of continued intersecting inequalities.

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Academic Freedom in a Plural World:  Global Critical Perspectives

Academic Freedom in a Plural World: Global Critical Perspectives

May 9, 2021 8:00 am

https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/85114784769

This conference will bring together over 20 scholars from a variety of regions and disciplines to discuss current challenges to academic freedom, emphasizing transnational developments.  Four panels will discuss the following themes:

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Student advocacy initiatives in the spotlight:  Experiences from four Canadian Universities

Student advocacy initiatives in the spotlight: Experiences from four Canadian Universities

May 5, 2021 12:30 pm

This webinar offered members of the SAR Canada network a better idea of the student advocacy initiatives established by Scholars at Risk.

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Members / Membres

Contact

To learn more about the SAR-Canada section, please write to info@sar-canada.ca.

SAR Sections are groups of higher education institutions and associations, that are members of the SAR network, nationally or regionally focused and organized specifically to coordinate participation in SAR activities. Unless otherwise indicated, the views represented by a SAR section, its members, or its affiliates reflect those of the originating author or section, and do not necessarily represent the views of SAR, other SAR sections, individual members, affiliates, board, staff, or sponsors. The use of the SAR name, logo, or other identifying material is for the sole purpose of identifying the relationship of the section, its members, or its affiliates with SAR, subject to approval of such use by the SAR board, as provided in the SAR bylaws

Follow the SAR Canada Section on Twitter: @SAR_Canada