CAUT pauses censure against U of T

September 20, 2021
The Canadian Association of University Teachers has announced a pause on the censure against the University of Toronto. The move comes in response to the U of T’s decision to re-offer Dr Valentina Azarova the position of Director of the International Human Rights Program in the Faculty of Law. CAUT states that it understands that the U of T has met the criteria for lifting the censure, which was re-offering the position to Azarova. Full censure will not be lifted until the U of T resolves all issues in the case, including extending “academic freedom protections to academic managerial positions such as the IHRP Director, and developing policy that prohibits the University’s Advancement office and donors from interfering in internal academic affairs, including personnel decisions.” CAUT (National)