uCalgary calls for independent review of Enbridge donation

November 10, 2015

The University of Calgary has announced that it will launch an independent review of its Centre for Corporate Sustainability after a recent CBC investigation raised questions about the centre’s relationship with its one-time sponsor, Enbridge Inc. The investigation alleged that the university faced significant internal concerns about Enbridge’s influence over the centre and its impact on academic freedom between 2012 and 2014. uCalgary President Elizabeth Cannon said that she welcomed the review and recused herself from its processes along with uCalgary Board Chairperson Bonnie DuPont. Last week, Cannon also stepped down from a paid position as a director of the Enbridge Income Fund. CBC reports that a university representative has also stated that the coming review will focus only on the Centre for Corporate Sustainability and not on larger questions about corporate donations and academic freedom at the university. CBC | Canada.com | Calgary Sun | Huffington Post | Calgary Herald