CAUT passes motion of censure against U of T

December 1, 2020
The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) Council has passed a motion of censure against the University of Toronto over a Faculty of Law hiring situation that occurred in August. A CAUT report states that “the facts that have emerged strongly suggest the decision to cancel Dr. Azarova’s appointment was politically motivated, and as such would constitute a serious breach of widely recognized principles of academic freedom.” U of T will have six months to address the concerns before CAUT formally imposes the censure. CAUT (ON)