Fall 2018

Debating speech on campus

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Editorial Matters: Something to talk about

By Ben Lewis

Over the past few years, the debate about freedom of speech on university campuses has increased in intensity. Often sparked by high […]

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Free speech and the battle for the university

By Shannon Dea

At the University of Waterloo, a controversial talk had the faculty association looking for creative ways to respond. How did the faculty […]

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Understanding the right to freedom of expression and its place on campus

By Richard Moon

As free speech on campus flares up in the media, it is important to understand the nuances of the debate. How do […]

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Debwewin: to speak the truth – Nishnabek de’bwewin: telling our truths

By David Newhouse

Indigenous perspectives on truth, academic freedom, and tenure have only recently started to be meaningfully reflected in academic discourse. If embraced, these […]

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Freedom with limits? The role faculty associations play protecting the speech rights of their members

By Linda Rose-Krasnor and Michelle Webber

Faculty associations represent a diverse and engaged membership. The campus speech debate presents new challenges, but faculty associations already have tools to […]

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A manufactured crisis: the Ford government’s troubling free speech mandate

By James L. Turk

The Ontario government is requiring the province’s public universities and colleges to develop new free speech policies or lose funding. Are these […]

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The alt-right and the weaponization of free speech on campus

By Jasmin Zine

The free speech debate is being used to normalize hate and bigotry on our campuses. It’s important to understand the threat that […]

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We were a strong union before Janus, and we will be a strong union after Janus

By Andrea Calver

The Janus decision has made it more challenging for public sector unions to be effective in the US. Seeing this threat coming, […]

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