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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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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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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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SAR Canadian Section Meets in Ottawa

SAR Canadian Section Meets in Ottawa

December 10, 2018

Canadian members of the network met for full-day workshop hosted by the University of Ottawa and led by SAR staff. The workshop was preceded by a working meeting with Members of Parliament to discuss the possible creation of a SAR national program for Canada and a reception for participants.

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Scholars at Risk Network and the Human Rights Research and Education Centre’s Human Rights Clinic  Advocate for Academic Freedom

Scholars at Risk Network and the Human Rights Research and Education Centre’s Human Rights Clinic Advocate for Academic Freedom

October 11, 2018

Constitutional Court of Colombia Reinstates Professor Fired for Denouncing Cases of Sexual Harassment in Campus

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Podcast on Academic Freedom

Podcast on Academic Freedom

June 15, 2018

Viviana Fernandez, co-section head of SAR-Canada, speaks with the Globalisation Cafe podcast about academic freedom.

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Amicus Curiae on Academic Freedom Submitted to the Colombian Constitutional Court

Amicus Curiae on Academic Freedom Submitted to the Colombian Constitutional Court

Scholars at Risk and the Human Rights Clinic of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre at uOttawa submitted an Amicus Curiae before the Colombian Constitutional Court.

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The Canadian Section met during the 2018 SAR Global congress in Berlin.

The Canadian Section met during the 2018 SAR Global congress in Berlin.

April 23, 2018

The Canadian Section met during the 2018 SAR Global congress in Berlin.

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Trent University joins the Scholars at Risk Network

Trent University joins the Scholars at Risk Network

April 4, 2018

SAR Canada welcomes Trent University to the section.

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The University of Victoria joins the Scholars at Risk Network

The University of Victoria joins the Scholars at Risk Network

March 19, 2018

SAR Canada welcomes the University of Victoria to the section.

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February 13th, Science in Exile Film Screening at Saint Mary's University

February 13th, Science in Exile Film Screening at Saint Mary's University

February 13, 2018

The travels – and the struggles – of displaced scientists are the focus of a new documentary film, "Science in Exile"

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George Brown College joins the Scholars at Risk Network

George Brown College joins the Scholars at Risk Network

February 12, 2018

SAR Canada welcomes George Brown to the section.

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Saint Mary's University joins the SAR Network as Sustaining Member

Saint Mary's University joins the SAR Network as Sustaining Member

February 12, 2018

SAR Canada welcomes Saint Mary's to the network.

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uOttawa to contribute to the SAR Academic Monitoring Project

uOttawa to contribute to the SAR Academic Monitoring Project

February 12, 2018

The University of Ottawa will contribute to the SAR Academic Monitoring Project which publishes the Free to Think Reports.

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The University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University joined the Network

The University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University joined the Network

December 1, 2017

The University of British Columbia (UBC) and Simon Fraser University (SFU) joined the network as sustaining members.

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Kurdish scholar hosted in Ottawa, Canada

Kurdish scholar hosted in Ottawa, Canada

December 1, 2017

Carleton University and the University of Ottawa welcomed Dr. Rahim Surkhi in September 2017.

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SAR expresses grave concern over threats to academic freedom in Hungary

SAR expresses grave concern over threats to academic freedom in Hungary

April 4, 2017

Scholars at Risk (SAR) has issued a letter to Hungarian authorities expressing concern over proposed legislative amendments that apparently target Central European University (CEU). If passed, these changes would threaten CEU’s existence as well as academic freedom and institutional autonomy in Hungary more broadly.

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VIU hosts

VIU hosts "scholar at risk" from Iran

February 1, 2017

Hossein Raeesi, a human rights lawyer, to deliver keynote address during International Development Week.

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SAR-Canada Raises Academic Freedom Concerns with Parliament

SAR-Canada Raises Academic Freedom Concerns with Parliament

December 8, 2016

The Steering Committee of the Canadian Section of the Scholars at Risk Network (SAR) along with Gary Anandasangaree (MP, Scarborough Rouge Park), Peter Kent (MP, Thornhill), and Murray Rankin (MP, Victoria) will host a series of panel discussion on academic freedom at the Canadian Parliament and the University of Ottawa on December 8 , 2016. Media are invited to attend.

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SAR Canada elects first steering committee

June 8, 2016

At the 2016 Global Congress, the SAR Canada Section met to pass Terms of Reference and elect its first steering committee to guide national SAR activities.

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Carleton University and University of Ottawa launch a new SAR program

Carleton University and University of Ottawa launch a new SAR program

March 4, 2015

Two new SAR members, Carleton University and University of Ottawa, came together on March 4, 2015 for "Je Suis Scholar," a full day launch of a joint SAR program.

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McGill University welcomes its first SAR scholar

McGill University welcomes its first SAR scholar

January 14, 2014

Dr. Semaghan Gashu Abebe, a law professor from Ethiopia, is an O’Brien Fellow in Residence at the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) at the Faculty of Law for the 2013-14 academic year. He is also McGill University’s first visitor from the Scholars at Risk Network (SAR).

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Western University welcomes its first SAR scholar

Western University welcomes its first SAR scholar

January 22, 2013

“Western has an opportunity and a responsibility to play a leadership role in helping to protect academic freedom, wherever it may happen to fall under threat."

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SAR announces launch of Canada Section

SAR announces launch of Canada Section

June 22, 2012

Scholars at Risk is pleased to announce the launch of Scholars at Risk - Canada Section, which took place on June 22, 2012 at the University of Toronto's Massey College.

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