Fighting for Academic Freedom at UBC

October 12, 2006

On Wednesday, the Canadian Association of University Teachers presented the UBC Faculty Association with $100,000 from the CAUT Academic Freedom Fund "to ensure that it will be able to keep up its fight for academic freedom and faculty rights in the face of unprecedented actions by the UBC administration." CAUT claims that the UBC administration has lost every appeal on three cases involving either recommendations for promotion that were rejected by the UBC president, or attempts to require a faculty member to sign away her intellectual property rights to a course she developed. (CAUT media release at )