Scholars at Risk uOttawa

About the Program

The University of Ottawa joined the Scholars at Risk (SAR) Network in 2014.

Scholars at Risk (SAR) is an international network of higher education institutions dedicated to protecting threatened scholars, preventing attacks on higher education communities and promoting academic freedom worldwide. The network protects scholars suffering grave threats to their lives, liberty and well-being by arranging positions of sanctuary at institutions in the network.

Scholars at Risk began in the Human Rights Program of the University of Chicago in 1999 and the University of Ottawa joined in 2014. The University partnered with Carleton University between 2014 and 2017 and co-hosted two scholars during this period. HRREC manages the SAR uOttawa Program and Assistant Director, Viviana Fernandez, is a member of the SAR Canada Section’ Steering Committee and represents Canada in the SAR International Advisory Committee.


Give to the SAR uOttawa Program

Contributions to the SAR uOttawa Program at the University of Ottawa can be made by going to Giving to uOttawa.

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