Category Archives: Academic Freedom

Should Queen’s Dissolve the Senate Committee on Creative Arts and Public Lectures? (16 May 2013)

By Mark Jones, posted 16 May 2013. A notice of motion buried in the 330-page April agenda for Queen’s Senate would have Senate dissolve the Committee on Creative Arts and Public Lectures (SCCAPL) at the end of May (see appendix to this … Continue reading

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Mark Jones, Open Letter: Response to Principal Woolf re Apology to Michael Mason (27 November 2012)

Dear Colleagues: An update on the letter of apology for Professor Michael Mason: It was published in the Globe & Mail on 19 November with a column by James Bradshaw.  The National Post also reported it on 19 November, and the Kingston Whig-Standard on the 20th.

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Open Letter to Michael Mason: We (Queen’s University) Apologize (19 November 2012)

As published in the Globe & Mail online, appended to James Bradshaw, “Professors sign letter criticizing Queen’s University,” 19 November 2012.  This letter is still being signed on ipetitions.  The version below has been updated to include recent signatures. Dear Professor Mason: In … Continue reading

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PSAC 901 Responds to CAUT Report on Michael Mason (1 November 2012)

PSAC Local 901, representing Graduate Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows at Queen’s, has posted two critical responses to the CAUT Ad Hoc Investigatory Committee Report on the situation and treatment of Dr. Michael Mason in the Department of History at … Continue reading

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Two Questions for Faculty Board (2 October 2012)

As submitted by Mark Jones for the October 12 Agenda of Arts and Science Faculty Board:   Two Questions for Dean Alistair MacLean Respectfully submitted by Mark Jones, Dept. of English 1.  The CAUT Report on Queen’s University’s treatment of Dr. … Continue reading

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