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

SAR Canada deplores verdict of a libel suit against Canadian Historian

SAR Canada deplores verdict of a libel suit against Canadian Historian

On February 9, 2021, Professors Jan Grabowski, a University of Ottawa professor and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and Barbara Engelking, a Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, received the verdict of a libel lawsuit case against them, involving their research on the Holocaust in Poland. SARCAN condemns such deliberate government intervention and calls for the protection of the right of free inquiry in academic research.

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SAR Canada stands in solidarity with Carleton University Ph.D. Candidate

SAR Canada stands in solidarity with Carleton University Ph.D. Candidate

September 29, 2020

SAR Canada stands in solidarity with Cihan Erdal, a permanent resident of Canada and Ph.D. Candidate at Carleton University, who was detained by Turkish officials on Friday, September 25, 2020. 

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SAR Canada Spring newsletter

SAR Canada Spring newsletter

The Canadian Section of SAR is pleased to share their Spring Newsletter.

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Viviana Fernandez Contributed to Human Rights Day Roundtable at Parliament

Viviana Fernandez Contributed to Human Rights Day Roundtable at Parliament

December 10, 2019

Viviana Fernandez contributed to a Human Rights Roundtable Discussion on Parliament Hill

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Events / Événements

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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Gender Violence on Latin American Campuses

Gender Violence on Latin American Campuses

March 10, 2021 9:00 pm

On Tuesday, March 9th, Scholars at Risk (SAR) uOttawa organized a virtual event titled “Cases and Documented Experiences of Gender Violence on Latin American Campuses’.

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Members / Membres

Contact

To learn more about the SAR-Canada section, please write to scholarsatriskcanada@gmail.com.

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

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