Pro-Israel group files human rights complaint following alleged ban from social justice week

August 12, 2016

A pro-Israel group has accused the University of Ontario Institute of Technology of discrimination for allegedly excluding it from the school’s “Social Justice Week” activities, reports the Ottawa Citizen. Hasbara Fellowships Canada has filed a human rights complaint against the student and faculty associations at both UOIT and Durham College. According to an email obtained by the Citizen, an assistant of UOIT’s faculty association explained to the group that offering them a table at the social justice fair would constitute providing the group with resources, which would go against a recent motion adopted by  the school’s student association to pursue boycotts, sanctions, and divestment against Israel. Ottawa Citizen