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

The Canadian Association of University Teachers joins the SAR network

The Canadian Association of University Teachers joins the SAR network

November 20, 2019

SAR Canada welcomes CAUT to the section.

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SAR Canada Fall newsletter

SAR Canada Fall newsletter

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

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SAR Canada present at the 31st Anniversary of the Magna Carta Universitatum

SAR Canada present at the 31st Anniversary of the Magna Carta Universitatum

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.

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Scholars at Risk members meet in Hamilton

Scholars at Risk members meet in Hamilton

October 16, 2019

During the 31st Anniversary of the Magna Carta Universitatum Conference hosted by McMaster University on October 16th and 17th,2019, representatives from SAR Canada, SAR Network and SAR Norway had the opportunity to discuss about recent dynamics and common challenges affecting their institutions and learn about new initiatives to come for the network.

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Events / Événements

Challenges to Academic Freedom in Brazil and Similar Trends in Latin America

Challenges to Academic Freedom in Brazil and Similar Trends in Latin America

November 1, 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.”

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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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Members / Membres

Contact

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

Follow the SAR Canada Section on Twitter: @SAR_Canada