UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 16 | October
Faculty, staff echo support for academic freedom
As individual faculty members, instructors or staff members working
at the University of British Columbia, we strongly endorse the UBC
administration's support of academic freedom.
Our colleague, Dr. Sunera Thobani, like any faculty member, has
the right to express her views on the effects of American foreign
policy and globalization.
Informed and critical discussion of issues arising from the events
of Sept. 11 needs to take place on campus and in the community without
censorship or intimidation.
The brief remarks extracted from Dr. Thobani's speech were taken
out of context, and she is certainly not the first or only person
to express this critique.
We commend Dr. Thobani for having the courage to make a public
contribution to this important debate.
Prof. Ashok Aklujkar, Asian Studies; Asst. Prof. Lenora Angeles,
SCARP, Women's Studies; Asst. Prof. Karen Bartlett, Occupational
and Environmental Hygiene; Sadhu Binning, Asian Studies; Fay Blaney,
Women's Studies; Prof. Peter Boothroyd, SCARP; Prof. Mandakranta
Bose, Institute of Asian Research, Women's Studies; Prof. Susan
Boyd, Law; Yvonne Brown, Teacher Education; Asst. Prof. Ruth Buchanan,
Law; Asst. Prof. Shauna Butterwick, Educational Studies; Assoc.
Prof. Gillian Creese, Anthropology and Sociology; Prof. Robert DeWreede,
Botany; Catherine Edwards, Pacific Educational Press; Prof. Susanna
Egan, English; Angela Fleury, Women's Studies; Prof. Anthony Glass,
Botany; Asst. Prof. Mona Gleason, Educational Studies; Prof. John
Grace, Chemical Engineering; Prof. Sherrill Grace, English; Prof.
Sneja Gunew, Women's Studies, English; Assoc. Prof. Ronald Hatch;
Assoc. Prof. Tineke Hellwig, Asian Studies, Women's Studies; Marsha
Henry, Women's Studies; Prof. Nicholas Hudson, English; Prof. Graham
Johnson, Anthropology and Sociology; Patricia Kachuk, Anthropology
and Sociology; Assoc. Prof. Arminee Kazanjian, Health Care and Epidemiology;
Assoc. Prof. Deirdre Kelly, Educational Studies; Prof. Susan Kennedy,
Health Care and Epidemiology; Jennifer Klenz, Botany; Keiho Kozumi,
Asian Studies; Huimin Lin, Asian Studies; Ann McKinnon, Women's
Studies; William McMichael, Language And Literacy Education; Shelley
Moore, Women's Studies; Marina Morrow, Women's Studies; Catherine
Nelson-McDermott, English; Assoc. Prof. Bonnie Norton, Language
And Literacy Education; Assoc. Prof. Sharalyn Orbaugh, Asian Studies,
Women's Studies; Asst. Prof. Stephen Petrina, Curriculum Studies;
Prof. Geraldine Pratt, Geography; Prof. Jerilyn Prior, Endocrinology;
Prof. Valerie Raoul, Women's Studies, French; Assoc. Prof. Leslie
Roman, Educational Studies; Ellen Rosenberg, Botany; Assoc. Prof.
Becki Ross, Anthropology and Sociology, Women's Studies; Assoc.
Prof. Maureen Ryan, Fine Arts; Dorothy Seaton, Women's Studies;
Prof. Peter Seixas, Curriculum Studies; Prof. Veronica Strong-Boag,
Educational Studies, Women's Studies; Assoc. Prof. Catherine Swatek,
Asian Studies; Sandra Taylor, Earth and Ocean Sciences; Anona Thorne,
Health Care and Epidemiology; Fumiko Watai, Asian Studies; Prof.
Lorraine Weir, English; Prof. Claire Young, Law