TRU faculty working group creates Statement on Academic Freedom

September 22, 2021
A faculty working group at Thompson Rivers University has created a Statement on Academic Freedom. The committee was struck in spring 2019, and though its work was delayed due to the pandemic, it has now finalized a four-page statement on academic freedom. TRU President Brett Fairbairn said that the statement “reflects our university’s vision and values and acknowledges Indigenous perspectives on academic freedom.” The process was faculty-led and faculty-driven, and Indigenous perspectives were prioritized through Indigenous scholar involvement. “[The statement] reflects TRU’s values which are built on respectful relations, including respect toward one another and respect for knowledge,” said Fairbairn. TRU (1) | Castanet | TRU (2) (BC)