MUN faculty association joins divestment push

May 1, 2015

Professors at Memorial University have joined the growing number of faculty groups across Canada campaigning for divestment. The institution's faculty association passed a motion this week calling on the university to explore the possibility of divesting from companies that deal with oil, gas, and coal. "We know removing our small investments—relatively speaking small investments—from fossil fuels is not going to solve the problem of climate change, but it's an important symbolic and moral message, we feel," said anthropology professor Robin Whitaker. A MUN official told CBC that the institution had not yet received anything from the faculty association that it could comment on. CBC