Freedom of speech
By calling on student groups to withdraw certain controversial statements, the minister of colleges and universities is demonstrating that the policy was and is a hollow gesture.
Weighing unrestricted expression against fostering a tolerant public sphere will test the fundamental freedoms we cherish in our democratic society.
A recent case that has rocked the Canadian varsity running world raises questions about which university personnel should have academic freedom.
Surprise Alberta court decision released just days into the new year could have a huge impact on universities.
This definition was drawn up with great care by 33 countries, and with the usual negotiation and compromise common to all international agreements.
The definition adopted from the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance is alarmingly vague and easily misinterpreted.
Issues around gender identity, and transgender and nonbinary people have become a battleground for academic freedom and freedom of expression on campus.
If no one listens, no ideas are exchanged. And to listen, one must be quiet.
Shouting down controversial speakers and obstructing campus events are not new phenomena, and there are ways to handle it appropriately.