Canada must take action to protect scholars at risk around the world: Canadian professors

January 7, 2019

“Political, social and economic instability increasingly threaten scholarly work in laboratories and classrooms around the world,” write Canadian professors Melanie Adrian (Carleton), Viviana Fernandez (UOttawa), Nandini Ramanujam (McGill), and Anneke Smit (UWindsor). The authors note how recent decades have seen scholars from around the world become the targets of violence and discrimination, which has threatened their ability to publish, teach, and engage in public discourse. The authors further note that Canada must live up to its reputation as a global leader in the protection of human rights by committing to work with international networks like Scholars At Risk to protect academic freedom around the world. Globe and Mail (National)