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Censure against University of Toronto

Dr. Valentina Azarova


On April 22, CAUT Council unanimously voted to censure the administration of the University of Toronto for failing to uphold academic freedom by cancelling an offer of employment to Dr. Valentina Azarova following pressure from a donor. This case has drawn international attention and garnered solidarity from academics across the country and internationally. It is critically important to take action to defend academic freedom and call on the University of Toronto to re-offer the position of Director of the International Human Rights Program to Dr. Azarova in good faith.


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