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Academic Freedom and Religious Conviction at Canada’s Faith-Based Universities and Colleges

From: Academic Freedom in Conflict


William Bruneau examines religious conviction within universities, tracing the history of religious universities in Canada. He identifies major arguments made by defenders of religious requirements within universities as well as the counter-arguments of critics. Noting these two very different ways of viewing university teaching, research, service, administration, and outreach, he argues that the value of academic freedom could and should contain them both.



William Bruneau

WILLIAM BRUNEAU is Emeritus Professor at the University of British Columbia. He has specialized in the field of university politics and history. His publications have been concerned mainly with European universities, and more recently Canadian post-secondary education. He has served as editor of the Canadian Jiournal of Education and the Revue d’histoire de l’éducation. He is co-editor of Volume 18 of the Collected Papers of Bertrand Russell. He is a former Presdent of the Canadian Association of University Teachers, and, from 2003 to 2009, served on the CAUT’s Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee.