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The Harry Crowe Foundation sponsors conferences and events on issues in post-secondary education, such as freedom of academic expression, social factors affecting research priorities, institutional autonomy and governance, and scholarly communication in a digital age.

Academic Freedom and the Law

February 10-11, 2022

12:30 pm to 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)

Academic freedom in Canada is the right of academic staff to teach and discuss, to research and publish, to participate in the academic governance of and to criticize their administration, and to exercise their civil liberties, including freedom of expression, without institutional censorship. The exercise of academic freedom is both facilitated by and constrained by the law. This conference will explore the legal foundations of academic freedom, as well as the legal limits placed on it with a view to strengthening the protections for academic freedom in Canada.

The event will be held virtually February 10-11, 2022.

The agenda can be downloaded below.

Click on the registration link below to register.

Simultaneous interpretation in English and French is provided.

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