University of Toronto

B’nai Brith Releases Detailed Refutation of Flawed U of T Report

April 8, 2022 TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is highly disappointed in a University of Toronto report about how the school plans to respond to the ongoing and serious antisemitism woes on its campus. The University’s Antisemitism Working Group (AWG) recently released its long-awaited Final Report on addressing antisemitism on campus following years of pressure …

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Human Rights Complaint Launched against UTFA President

Dec. 03, 2021 TORONTO — A group of Jewish professors at the University of Toronto has launched a human rights complaint against the President of the University of Toronto Faculty Association (UTFA). The complaint before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) emerges out of an online panel event last June 15 regarding the Valentina …

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B’nai Brith Calls on Government to Examine U of T Hiring Process

Nov 3, 2021 TORONTO — B’nai Brith Canada is calling on the Federal Government to investigate a troubling hiring process at the University of Toronto. Last year, the university’s law school sought to hire Valentina Azarova, a controversial academic based in Germany, to lead the prestigious International Human Rights Program (IHRP). B’nai Brith strongly objected …

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B’nai Brith Canada Rejects Allegations by Teachers’ Union

An image of the University of Toronto April 30, 2021 TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada welcomes the University of Toronto’s support of recommendations made recently by former Supreme Court Justice Thomas Cromwell – but rejects the inappropriate censure of the university by the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT). These sentiments were expressed clearly in …

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B’nai Brith Canada Welcomes New Report Concerning U of T

TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada welcomes the publication of The Honourable Thomas A. Cromwell’s Independent Review of the Search Process for the Directorship of the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. We are proud to have contributed to this report. B’nai Brith Canada made written submissions, in December 2020, as noted in Appendix B …

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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 Provides Submission to U of T Inquiry

December 16, 2020 TORONTO — Thomas Cromwell, former Supreme Court of Canada Justice, has been appointed by the University of Toronto to inquire into the controversial events surrounding the decision not to hire Valentina Azarova as the head of the Faculty of Law’s International Human Rights Program (IHRP). Over the past few months, B’nai Brith Canada …

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Antisemitic Graffiti Strikes Four Canadian Campuses

April 7, 2017 By Aidan Fishman Campus Advocacy Coordinator B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – Over the past week, Jewish students have discovered either disturbing antisemitic graffiti or vandalism at four separate university campuses across the country. The first incident came on March 30 at York University in Toronto, where a large swastika and the world “heil” …

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