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Ad Hoc Investigatory Committee to examine allegations of academic freedom violations at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at UBC

The terms of reference of the committee are to:

  • examine the circumstances surrounding the resignation of the Director of the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies in November, 2018, and to determine if a violation of academic freedom occurred; and,
  • investigate the governance structure of the PWIAS in order to determine whether it adheres to principles of collegial governance.


  • Dr. Kevin Kane, Chair - Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta
  • Dr. Jacqueline Holler - Associate Professor, Department of History, Women's Studies and Gender Studies, University of Northern British Columbia