Topic: Free speech and expression rights

2018 Worldviews Lecture: The challenges of free speech on campus

The Worldviews Lecture is a lively forum to advance mutual understanding of the relationships, challenges, and potential of the academy and media. […]

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What you need to know about the new free speech pledge for universities

UK universities may no longer be able to ban controversial speakers from giving talks on campus – those that continue to do so could face a fine. The freedom to debate and discuss difficult topics should remain a central feature of university life, according to the universities minister, Sam Gyimah.

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Canada’s university administrators must pay attention to right-wing activism on campuses

By Steven Zhou

The surge in racism on university campuses is part of a broader right-wing awakening across the country. University administrators must counter these […]

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Obscuring transparency and silencing dissent

By Root Gorelick

An account of attacks on openness and deliberation by someone at the centre of the governance controversy.

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Mentorship Matters: The Case for Graduate Professional Development

By Reinhart Reithmeier & Christopher Kelleher

Today, the majority of PhD graduates will not become university professors. Two reasons for this are glaringly simple: professors are not retiring […]

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Harper’s attack on science: No science, no evidence, no truth, no democracy

By Carol Linnitt

Science—and the culture of evidence and inquiry it supports—has a long relationship with democracy. Widely available facts have long served as a […]

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Policing Professors

By Rebecca Coulter

The nature of the current push to police the lives of professors and students provides a salutary lesson about unintended consequences.

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Ann Coulter

Guilty: Student Victims and Ann Coulter’s Assault on the University of Western Ontario

By Craig Butosi

Shortly after her visit to the University of Western Ontario, media outlets began to document the more controversial aspects of Ann Coulter.

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Equity, ethics, academic freedom and the employment of contingent academics

By Linda Muzzin

The recent York University strike by contingent faculty has provided a focal point for discussion in my evening graduate course, “Faculty in […]

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Global souls and youth moves

By Vinita Srivastava

Youth Moves, an anthology edited by Nadine Dolby and Fazal Rizvi (Routledge, 2008)

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