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“Academic freedom, which protects professors and researchers from sanctions when they dissent from prevailing opinions, has been seriously undermined by the authoritarian left. This was confirmed recently in a controversy concerning a University of Ottawa professor who spoke the ‘N-word’ in class,” writes Stuart Chambers, a professor at the school of sociology and anthropology at the University of Ottawa.

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“What is happening at the University of Ottawa is not about white folk’s right to access reclaimed verbiage by communities outside of their own, nor about academic freedom, as we have been so led to believe. What we are collectively bearing witness to is about power; namely who can access it, and who must succumb to it,” writes Shadé Edwards, a second-year common law student at the University of Ottawa.

A PSUO-SSUO member protesting

It’s been more than a week now since the University of Ottawa’s support staff (PSUO-SSUO) went on strike following the breakdown of mediated talks with the University of Ottawa on Oct.15. The Fulcrum believes it’s time for the University to get back to the bargaining table and strike a fair deal with PSUO-SSUO members that does not involve significant cuts to members’ healthcare coverage.

There are many ways that we distract ourselves from our loneliness. Some of us make bread, or learn to paint, and others take-up running. And some of us (like me) plan international trips so that I can hop on a plane as soon as the pandemic is over.

Some of us make bread, or learn to paint, and others take-up running. And some of us (like me) plan international trips so that I can hop on a plane as soon as the pandemic is over. The things you can learn about solo travellers in films can also apply to life in isolation.

Letter to the Editor

“The disciplining of professors based on ‘micro-aggressions,’ however, sets an unfortunate precedent and represents a slippery slope. No conscientious professor would willingly hurt their students’ feelings,” writes Thomas Boogaart, a professor of contemporary global history at the University of Ottawa since 2004 and a member of the APTPUO’s Board of Directors.

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“As student representatives to the Board of Governors of the University of Ottawa, we want to express our disappointment with the response of the University and many members of our community to the recent racist events occurring on campus,” write Jamie Ghossein & Saada Hussen the undergraduate student representatives on the University of Ottawa’s Board of Governors.

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