Category Archives: Academic Freedom

Mark Jones, Text and Context at Queen’s [Response to the Provost re the Free Speech Wall and Michael Mason] (17 April 2013)

As published in the Whig-Standard Opinions section, 17 April 2013, under the rubric “Academic Freedom”: “Don’t criticize what you can’t understand.” -Bob Dylan Recently Queen’s administrators approved the erection of a “free speech wall” by the Queen’s Students for Liberty and almost immediately … Continue reading

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Professor David Mullan Gives QUFA Academic Freedom Lecture; Response by Professor Len Findlay (posted 22 March 2013)

On the evening of 6 March, Professor David Mullan delivered the 2013 QUFA Academic Freedom Lecture, entitled “The Academic Mission:  Principles and Institutional Responsibilities.”  He sketched the historical development and stressed the importance of faculty participation in university governance as a component … Continue reading

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Helen Mo, Letter of Support for Prof. Michael Mason (12 December 2012)

As received by Paul Young, QUFA President, 12 December 2012: December 5, 2012 Dr. Paul Young, President Queen’s University Faculty Association 9 St. Lawrence Avenue Queen’s University K7L 3N6 Dear Dr. Young, As a Queen’s University alumna who once worked … Continue reading

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Paul Young, It is definitely about Academic Freedom (29 November 2012)

As emailed by qufacomm to all Members, 29 November 2012.  The title alludes to Principal Woolf’s dismissal of the CAUT Report on the Administration’s mistreatment of Michael Mason:  “this is fundamentally not about academic freedom.”   It is definitely about … Continue reading

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QUFA Welcomes Prof. Kenneth Westhues (28 November 2012)

On Wed. 28 Nov. 2012, QUFA welcomed Prof. Kenneth Westhues, professor emeritus in the Sociology Department at the University of Waterloo, who delivered the QUFA Lecture on Academic Freedom. His lecture was entitled, “Mobbing: A Hard Fact of Academic Life. … Continue reading

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PACC Statement on Queen’s Administration’s Lack of Response to CAUT’s Report on the Treatment of Dr. Michael Mason (9 November 2012)

As submitted to Queen’s Journal on 29 October 2012 by QUFA’s Political Action and Communications Committee (PACC).  (The Journal has not printed or responded to the Statement.) As academic staff at Queen’s, we take seriously the violation of academic freedom … Continue reading

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QUFA Endorses CAUT Report on Michael Mason (16 October 2012)

At its meeting today QUFA Council unanimously passed the following resolution (four abstentions): Resolved that QUFA Council finds the CAUT Ad Hoc Investigatory Committee Report on the situation and treatment of Dr. Michael Mason in the Department of History at Queen’s University to be credible, … Continue reading

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