Tag Archive: academic freedom

CAUT responds to UBC President Ono re: PWIAS

28 February 2019

The Canadian Association of University Teachers replied to UBC President Santa Ono’s letter of February 8, 2019 in response to concerns raised by CAUT surrounding recent developments at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS). The letter is available at this link

UBCFA Correspondence re: UBC Statement on Freedom of Expression

The UBC Faculty Association responded to the finalized statement from UBC on freedom of expression “Freedom Matters“. To view the letter, please visit this link.

UBCFA Statement on Freedom of Expression

The letter from Nancy Langton, President, UBCFA, to Professor Neil Guppy, Senior Advisor to the Provost on Academic Freedom, responding to the University’s Freedom of Expression Statement is now available on our site. 

Join the Dialogue: Freedom of Expression

Thank you to members who responded to our call for input on this issue. 

The University will be accepting comments until November 30.  

History of Academic Freedom

The UBCFA is pleased to present the following standalone document by the Honourable Madam Justice Lynn Smith:

Academic Freedom History and Principles:
Excerpt from the Smith Report,
7 October 2015

Please follow this link to a pdf of the document.

Fact Finding Report Released

Link to UBCFA Letter to Members from Mark Mac Lean, UBCFA President, in response to the release of the Fact Finding Report.
Link to the Fact Finding Report: Summary of Process and Conclusions, The Honourable Lynn Smith, Q.C.