YorkU Prof pens article on history, current constraints on Academic Freedom

November 10, 2021
A new article by York University Professor Emeritus Paul Axelrod in the Canadian Journal of Higher Education takes a deep look at academic freedom in the Canadian university sector. Axelrod discusses the origins of academic freedom, the “long, complex history” of academic freedom and its evolution, and the many factors that have supported or constrained it. Looking to the future, the author points to potential risks for academic freedom that will need to be mitigated, including those related to different tiers of faculty, relationships with research sponsors, and industry contractors. CJHE | CJHE (Article) (Editorial)