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Choosing your faculty dean

Up to the government, or the university?

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In a case regarding equality rights at the University of Guelph dating back in 1990, the Supreme Court of Canada released a decision defending the autonomy of Canadian universities in the name of academic freedom. Essentially–the government declined to stick its nose in university affairs.

But now the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal is being asked to do just that. Will it follow the Supreme Court of Canada’s lead? So far, it doesn’t look that way.