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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
  • Peter McInnis (CAUT President), ex-officio
  • Robin Whitaker (CAUT Vice-President), ex-officio
  • David Robinson (CAUT Executive Director), ex-officio (non-voting)
  • Michael Arfken (University of Prince Edward Island Faculty Association)
  • Kumari Beck (Simon Fraser University Faculty Association)
  • Kenneth Christie (Royal Roads University Faculty Association)
  • Kent Donlevy (The Faculty Association of the University of Calgary)
  • Sally Gunz (Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo)
  • Emily Houh (American Association of University Professors) (observer)
  • Loralea Michaelis (Mount Allison Faculty Association)
  • Erik Thomson (University of Manitoba Faculty Association)
  • Vershawn Ashanti Young (Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo)
  • Vlad Tasić (Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers)

CAUT Staff 

  • Sarah Godwin (Director, Legal Services & Labour Relations, General Counsel)

RESOURCES

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