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ULFA Support for CAUT Emergency Resolution on Gaza

Dear Members, ULFA has heard serious concerns from its Members about the conflict in Gaza, the immense scale of human suffering, and the attacks on schools and universities in particular. The ULFA Executive has previously issued statements about academic freedom and student freedom of expression with regard to Gaza. Being a member organization of the …

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Joint Statement on Student Freedom of Expression and the Right of Peaceful Protest

We, the undersigned, defend the right of students to free expression and peaceful assembly at universities and colleges, and condemn those post-secondary institutions that have used violence to forcibly remove and repress students exercising those rights. Freedom of expression and assembly are enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which guarantees that everyone …

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ULFA Executive Committee’s Statement on Palestine, Israel, and Academic Freedom

The current conflict in Palestine and Israel has reverberated around the world and here in Canada. On Canadian university and college campuses it has led to robust discussion from students and staff, both academic and non-academic. At the same time, there have been some disturbing interventions by university administrations and others, for example, the naming …

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ULFA Visits APPBUSA

ULFA Vice President, Chris Burton, and UL Calgary faculty member, Robbin Derry, traveled out to Université Sainte-Anne at Church Point, N.S. last week as “flying pickets”, supported by the CAUT Defence Fund. The Fund sponsors members from universities across Canada to visit striking faculties to strengthen and encourage local members in their efforts, recognizing the vital important of standing together as union members.