A+ Univeristy of Ottawa Physics prof suspended

In today’s Globe and Mail (G&M) there is an article “Professor makes his mark, but it costs him his job” about Dr. Denis Rancourt, an anarchist professor, who doesn’t believe in grades (more accurately he gives everyone an A+) .  On the University of Ottawa website his bio reads “Denis G. Rancourt is a physics…

Academic freedom and assisted suicide

I just heard a story on CBC radio about Russell Odgen, a sociology instructor at Kwantlen University College who researches assisted suicide. An article in the Vancouver Sun states “Despite receiving earlier ethics board approval, Ogden has since been told by Kwantlen’s administration he cannot “engage in any illegal activity, including attending at an assisted…

More Toni Samek

Adding to the Toni Samek theme that we have going here at “We Read Banned Books”… Dr. Samek has an article in the current issue of Academic Matters: the Journal of Higher Education titled “Librarians and ‘information justice’ “. It’s interesting to read about academic freedom as it applies to librarians in universities. Dr. Samek…