uCalgary, Enbridge respond to allegations of interfering with academic freedom

November 4, 2015

The University of Calgary and Enbridge Inc have denied that Enbridge interfered with the operations of a university research centre sponsored by the company. This claim comes in response to a CBC investigation that drew on uCalgary emails to suggest that between 2012 and 2014, significant concerns existed among the school’s faculty over Enbridge's influence on the centre's research. uCalgary President Elizabeth Cannon has noted that while some concerns about the centre were expressed over email, the school never received any formal complaints. She also acknowledged that between 2011 and 2012, the university could have done a better job of creating transparency in its decision-making around corporate sponsorship. The Canadian Association of University Teachers has voiced concern over the CBC investigation and has stated that it plans to look into the matter further. CBC | Leader Post | Lethbridge Herald | The Gauntlet | Calgary Herald  (CAUT)