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

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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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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Events / Événements

Academic Freedom Monitoring in the Americas

Academic Freedom Monitoring in the Americas

March 3, 2020 12:00 am

University of Ottawa

uOttawa presents Free to Think 2019 event: Academic Freedom Monitoring in the Americas

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Scholars at Risk Global Congress 2020

Scholars at Risk Global Congress 2020

March 25, 2020

Washington, DC & Baltimore, MD, USA

Scholars at Risk invites you to its Global Congress on 25-28 March 2020, convened in partnership with Johns Hopkins University and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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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 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.”

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Axworthy calls for university engagement with Scholars at Risk

Axworthy calls for university engagement with Scholars at Risk

March 12, 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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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