Hi all:

Just a quick update on the University of Saskatchewan situation: as you likely know, UofS quickly reversed itself regarding the decision to fire Professor Robert Buckingham. The fallout has been serious enough that, last night, Provost Brett Fairbairn resigned just prior to an emergency board meeting.

However, clearly, the board still doesn’t quite grasp the issue, namely that academic freedom applies universally in the university context, and so Buckingham should be restored as Executive Director of the School of Public Health. A letter has been circulating to gather signatures from the academic community across Canada, and I urge you to read it and consider adding your signature.

Charles Reeve,

OCADFA President