U of T

U of T Uses Terrorist’s Image to Advertise Official Event

March 3, 2021 TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is calling out the University of Toronto for using the image of a notorious Palestinian terrorist to promote an upcoming event. Tomorrow afternoon, the University’s Institute of Islamic Studies, Department of History, and Centre for the Study of the United States will co-host: “Liberated Students in a Colonised …

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Tell U of T to ACT NOW on BDS and Student Fees

March 2, 2021 TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is calling on the University of Toronto to take immediate steps to implement a recent ruling against a mandatory “BDS Caucus” for graduate students. In a landmark ruling released on Feb. 4, the Complaint and Resolution Council for Student Societies (CRCSS) found that the University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union …

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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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B’nai Brith CEO, Professors, Raise Concerns in Toronto Star About U of T Antisemitism

Feb. 2, 2021 TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada and the Jewish community are loudly sounding the alarm about the University of Toronto’s failure to meaningfully address persistent complaints about the hostile atmosphere of antisemitism on its campus. In a co-authored op-ed for the Toronto Star Tuesday morning, this point was addressed by Michael Mostyn, our …

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PETITION: Maintain U of T’s Academic Integrity

October 2, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – Please sign this petition, led by University of Toronto faculty, encouraging the university to stand strong in refusing to hire Valentina Azarova to head its Faculty of Law’s International Human Rights Program (IHRP). The petition is open to all and draws attention to Azarova’s worrying associations with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are closely …

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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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B’nai Brith and U of T Faculty Push Back against Kosher Food Rejection

November 19, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – Following B’nai Brith Canada’s press release on Sunday, multiple University of Toronto (U of T) faculty members reached out to B’nai Brith seeking to work together in achieving equality for Jewish students in need of kosher food on campus. On Sunday, B’nai Brith exposed the U of T Graduate Students’ Union …

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Letter of Concern Regarding UTGSU Antisemitism

November 18, 2019   Professor Meric Gertler President, University of Toronto 27 King’s College Circle Toronto, ON M5S 1A1   Dear Professor Gertler, We are writing to you as concerned faculty at the University of Toronto regarding the University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union (UTGSU) refusal to support a drive to make kosher food accessible …

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Kosher Food Drive Violates “Will of the Membership,” Student Union Suggests

November 17, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – A Toronto student union has refused to support a drive to make kosher food accessible on campus because its backers are “pro-Israel.” Last week, a Jewish student wrote to the University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union (GSU), asking it to consider supporting an ongoing campaign (page doesn’t exist) by Hillel to …

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