Category Archives: Freedom of speech

Why do Academic Librarians in Canada need secure, academic status?

The answer is simple, for one important reason, academic freedom. With academic status comes the protection of ‘academic freedom.’ Canadians do not have the First Amendment to fall back on nor the associated history of court cases that have testified … Continue reading

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Freedom of Expression Issue

In the National Post today, August 28, 2015, (YouTube Presentation) it is reported that a public servant is being investigated due to musical expressions of anti-government activities in the sciences, etc.: http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/news/blog.html?b=news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/canadian-politics/public-servant-being-investigated-for-writing-and-performing-anti-tory-harperman-song&pubdate=2015-08-28

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Looking for documents which have disappeared from the www?

Have you saved documents pertaining to the professional interests of academic librarians in Canada which you know have gone missing on the internet? If so, CAPAL, the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians is interested in posting them to their … Continue reading

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Fifth Estate on CBC Special “Silence of the Labs” Jan. 10

This is good news – please share with colleagues, neighbours and politicians. The greater awareness of what is happening the better. CBC Fifth Estate is doing a special on the cutbacks of science programs, funding, libraries and research in Canada … Continue reading

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Collaboration Between Donors and Institutes of Higher Learning and Research: “On What Terms?”

CAUT has published a report, Open for Business: On What Terms? (November 2013) that has investigated the relationship between 12 collaborators and Canadian universities, the University of Toronto, being one of them (Munk School of Global Affairs and others). open-for-business-(nov-2013)

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“Scientists for the Right to Know” – Faculty at the University of Toronto Speak Up

The increasing ‘muzzling of scientists’ on various levels and in different areas has prompted a group of faculty at the University of Toronto with colleagues across Canada to form a new public awareness group about the increasing restrictions being imposed … Continue reading

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“Silence is not enough” CAUT’s Blackened website…

As academic librarians in an information society, who uphold the basic principles of academic freedom, freedom of information, and equal access to information for all in a democratic society, let’s support CAUT’s efforts in bringing awareness to our communities and … Continue reading

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