Canadian university presidents oppose Israeli university boycott

June 21, 2007

The presidents of UBC, McGill, and York University have issued public statements opposing the international boycott of Israeli universities that has been urged by a British academic union.  The boycott is seen as a threat to the academic right to collaborate. Several US academics have also positioned themselves against the boycott, including representatives from UC, Berkeley, and Columbia.  A previous president of uToronto has also joined the movement.  The Globe & Mail | UBC Statement | York Statement