York U faculty urge institution to halt agreement with CIGI

March 22, 2012

More than 200 York University professors have signed a letter petitioning the institution to suspend progress on an agreement with the Centre for International Governance Innovation to fund chairs in international law, which they argue gives CIGI "unprecedented influence over the University's academic affairs," until York U's senate can modify it to better protect academic autonomy. The university's provost calls the arrangement with the Waterloo-based think-tank "a model approach" as it "brings significant resources to the university and yet preserves university autonomy." He was expected to make the same argument when York U's faculty group presented its motion at yesterday's senate meeting. Globe and Mail | Toronto Star | National Post