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.

News / Nouvelles

Scholars at Risk speaks at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and launches the Americas Academic Freedom Hub

Scholars at Risk speaks at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and launches the Americas Academic Freedom Hub

October 8, 2019

On February 15, SAR presented on academic freedom in the Americas before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in Sucre, Bolivia. In January, Scholars at Risk accepted an invitation to be a part of a panel in a thematic

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SAR Spotlight on Dr. Melanie Adrian

SAR Spotlight on Dr. Melanie Adrian

June 10, 2019

In this SAR Spotlight, SAR HQ speaks with Dr. Adrian of Carleton University on her involvement with SAR, including her efforts to build SAR Canada, establish a national program to bring at-risk scholars to Canada, and engage students in advocacy.

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SAR Canada at the German Forum for Academic Freedom

SAR Canada at the German Forum for Academic Freedom

March 18, 2019

Viviana Fernandez represented SAR Canada at the 2019 German Forum for Academic Freedom

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SAR Canada Section Members Author Op-Ed Advocating for a National Strategy

SAR Canada Section Members Author Op-Ed Advocating for a National Strategy

January 3, 2019

SAR Canada Section leads Melanie Adrian, Viviana Fernandez, Nandini Ramanujam and Anneke Smit author an op-ed piece for the Globe

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Events / Événements

Axworthy calls for university engagement with Scholars at Risk

Axworthy calls for university engagement with Scholars at Risk

March 11, 2019 6:00 pm

Western University

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/

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Science, a Human Right

Science, a Human Right

February 26, 2019 4:00 pm

University of Ottawa

The Human Rights Research and Education Centre, University of Ottawa, partnered with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy (ISSP) to present “Science, a Human Right” on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. Speakers included Dick Bourgeois-Doyle, Writer and Science Administrator, former Secretary General of the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Heather Morrison, Associate Professor, School of Information Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Ottawa and Margaret McCuaig-Johnston, Senior Fellow, Institute for Science, Society and Policy (ISSP), University of Ottawa.

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University of Guelph  International Scholar at Risk Shares His Experience

University of Guelph International Scholar at Risk Shares His Experience

November 13, 2018 6:00 pm

University of Guelph, Alexander 100

The Middle Eastern history expert will share his experience and discuss academic freedom and freedom of speech on Tuesday, Nov. 13. His public lecture begins at 6 p.m. in Alexander 100.

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Minority Languages in Iran

Minority Languages in Iran

April 5, 2018

University of Ottawa

The University of Ottawa organized a presentation titled “Minority Languages in Iran from the Perspective of Language Rights: The Kurdish Case.” 

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Members / Membres

Contact

To learn more about the SAR-Canada section, please contact Melanie Adrian, of Carleton University.

Follow the SAR Canada Section on Twitter: @SAR_Canada