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Carleton University Should Condemn Antisemitism, Take Action on Professor’s Remarks

February 26, 2021 OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is calling on Carleton University to publicly condemn antisemitism and speak out after one of its professors alleged that Jewish money was corrupting the institution, while casting aspersions on its Centre for Jewish Studies. In a Feb. 10 online event hosted by “Carleton University Students for Scholars at …

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U of T Student Union Ordered to Abandon BDS

February 5, 2021   TORONTO – In a landmark ruling – the first of its kind in Canada – the University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union (UTGSU) has been told by a university panel to stop using student fees to promote the anti-Israel BDS movement. In the ruling released Thursday, the Complaint and Resolution Council for Student Societies (CRCSS), …

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Second Student Leader Resigns amid Antisemitism Controversy

Jan. 26, 2021 TORONTO – A second University of Toronto graduate student executive has resigned over fallout from opposition to a campaign to increase access to kosher food on campus. In a resignation letter dated Jan. 19, 2021, Ben Hjorth, the Executive-at-Large of the University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union (UTGSU), lamented an ongoing investigation into “an …

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B’nai Brith Troubled by Antisemitism Resolution at Carleton Academic Union

Jan. 25, 2021 OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is calling on academic staff at Carleton University to reject a resolution targeting the internationally accepted definition of antisemitism. On Jan. 28, 2021, the Carleton University Academic Staff Association (CUASA) will be considering a resolution put before it condemning the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition …

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U of T Must Resist Pressure Campaign

September 25, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is encouraging the University of Toronto to resist a pressure campaign demanding it hire an anti-Israel activist with ties to an organization closely linked to a terrorist group. Valentina Azarova, who has been painted by several news reports as a harmless “human-rights scholar,” was allegedly under …

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Tell York University: Human Rights Apply to Jews, Too

June 23, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is calling on York University to ensure that a lecturer who smeared this country’s Jewish community during a recent online panel be disqualified from teaching a human-rights course. SIGN OUR PETITION HERE Faisal Bhabha is an associate professor at York’s Osgoode Hall Law School, where he teaches human …

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Petition to Bar Faisal Bhabha from Teaching “Human Rights” at Osgoode Hall Law School

Rhonda Lenton Office of the President 1050 Kaneff Tower 4700 Keele Street Toronto, ON M3J 1P3   Dear President and Vice-Chancellor Lenton, We, the undersigned, demand that Associate Professor Faisal Bhabha no longer teach any “human rights” courses at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School. As you acknowledged in your letter of June 2, antisemitism remains a …

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More U of T Professors Sign Letter Demanding Kosher Food on Campus

December 1, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada has intensified its demand that the University of Toronto (U of T) address concerns raised by a large number of faculty members about antisemitism on campus. In the aftermath of last month’s kosher food debacle, efforts by a group of nearly 60 faculty members to work …

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Sign Our Petition to Revoke SAIA York’s Club Status

Rhonda Lenton Office of the President 1050 Kaneff Tower 4700 Keele Street Toronto, ON M3J 1P3 Dear Professor Lenton, We, the undersigned, demand that the York University administration immediately revoke the club status of Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) York, pending a full investigation into the events of Nov. 20, 2019. Swift remedial action should be taken against …

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