Symposium on Quality Education and Academic Freedom
May 31, 2012
June 1, 2012, OPSEU College faculty and the Canadian Association of University
Teachers are co-hosting a Symposium at Ryerson University. A panel of
high-profile speakers will discuss the right of all to quality public education.
The Symposium also addresses the timely issue of academic freedom in Canada.
Date: Friday, June 1, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Place: Ryerson University
Oakham House Conference Centre
63 Gould St. Toronto M5B 1E9
The Symposium features keynote speaker, Marcus Harvey, Executive Director of the
Trent University Faculty Association. The panel moderator is Margaret Visser,
author and former professor at York University.
Presenters and panelists include Eduardo Almeida, First
Vice-President/Treasurer, OPSEU; Penni Stewart, Professor, York University and
past President, CAUT; Jonathan Singer, Professor, English and Liberal Studies,
Seneca College; Angela Regnier, Communication Officer, CAUT Academic Freedom and
Tenure Committee; Cindy Brownlee, Member of the Canadian Federation of Students
(CFS – Ontario), and student at George Brown College in Toronto.
Presentation and discussion topics will include how we ensure quality
programs for Ontario college students, what academic freedom means in the
context of Ontario colleges and the struggle to win and maintain academic
This event is sponsored by OPSEU, CAUT and OPSEU Local 596 (Ryerson
For more information:
JP Hornick, OPSEU Local 556 at George Brown College: 416.806.9526.
Emily Visser, OPSEU Communications Officer (bilingual): 416-557-7936