CAUT report claims that UCalgary violated academic freedom in creation of Enbridge Centre

October 12, 2017

The Canadian Association of University Professionals has issued a report claiming that the University of Calgary compromised academic freedom and put the interests of a corporate sponsor ahead of its faculty in the creation of the Enbridge Centre for Corporate Sustainability. The CAUT report  specifically claims that former UCalgary professor Joe Arvai saw his academic freedom infringed upon, and that UCalgary President Elizabeth Cannon had a “clear appearance of a conflict of interest” when she sat on the board of directors of an Enbridge subsidiary while involving herself in discussions about the research centre. The university has responded that it stands by the findings of the McMahon report, an independent review of the matters connected to the Enbridge Centre which found no breaches of university policies or procedures in the institution’s relationship with Enbridge. CAUTCBC | Medicine Hat News