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Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee

The Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee is a Standing Committee of CAUT Council with responsibility for:

  • Dealing, on behalf of the Association, with appeals made to it by individual faculty members who consider that their professional rights have been infringed.
  • Making recommendations to Council on policy matters relating to academic freedom and tenure, grievances and discrimination, as well as policy matters arising from the Committee's consideration of academic rights issues. 

Members of the committee

  • Alison Hearn (University of Western Ontario Faculty Association), Chair
  • Michael Arfken (University of Prince Edward Island Faculty Association)
  • Kumari Beck (Simon Fraser University Faculty Association)
  • Kent Donlevy (The Faculty Association of the University of Calgary)
  • Anver Emon (University of Toronto Faculty Association)
  • Sally Gunz (Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo)
  • Loralea Michaelis (Mount Allison Faculty Association)
  • Emily Houh (American Association of University Professors) (observer)
  • Michelle Webber (Brock University Faculty Association)
  • Vershawn Ashanti Young (University of Waterloo Faculty Association)
  • Sarah Godwin (Director, Legal Services & Labour Relations, General Counsel)

The President is an ex-officio voting member of the Committee. The Vice-President and the Executive Director are additional non-voting members of the Committee.


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