August 3, 2023
Congratulations to Ziibiing Lab Director Uahikea Maile on receiving, along with his Censure U of T colleagues, the Milner Memorial Award.
The award was established by the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) in 1969 in honour of James Milner, a former chairperson of the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee, to recognize a distinguished contribution to the cause of academic freedom. It is given for actions undertaken on behalf of academic freedom, or writings which contribute significantly to an understanding and strengthening of academic freedom in the Canadian community. It can be given to a faculty member, a university administrator, a student, a group, or a member of government at the provincial or national level.
The Censure U of T group received the CAUT Milner Memorial Award in recognition of their efforts defending academic freedom. The group was formed in 2021 following the controversy involving a donor’s interference in the hiring of the director of the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto.
(This announcement was originally posted on July 13th)