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Ad-hoc Investigatory Committee to Examine the Situation of Professor Rick Mehta at Acadia University

The terms of reference of the committee are to:

  • investigate the University’s handling of complaints made against Professor Mehta in relation to his classroom teaching and social media comments;
  • determine whether there were breaches of or threats to Professor Mehta’s academic freedom; and,
  • make any appropriate recommendations.


  • Penni Stewart, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, York University, Chair
  • Francesca Holyoke, Head, Archives and Special Collections, University of New Brunswick