Scholars at Risk (SAR) uOttawa

Scholars at Risk (SAR) uOttawa Program

Provide sanctuary and assistance to threatened scholars around the world.

Your contribution to the Scholars at Risk Program Fund
will help advance freedom of thoughts.


“We are very thankful that our students had an opportunity to learn from Fayyaz Baqir (scholar hosted at uOttawa in 2018-2020) and the distinguished guest speakers he brought to the classroom. His efforts to bring together international networks of scholars in joint publishing projects were commendable and we particularly appreciated his efforts to create publishing opportunities for our graduate students.

Fayyaz definitely made an enormous contribution to our School.”

Susan Spronk, Associate Professor
School of International Development and Global Studies
University of Ottawa

About SAR uOttawa

The University of Ottawa joined the Scholars at Risk (SAR) Network in 2014 and entrusted the Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) to develop a SAR uOttawa Program. HRREC Assistant Director, Viviana Fernandez, chairs the SAR Canada Section's Steering Committee and represents the University of Ottawa in the SAR International Advisory Committee.

Scholars at Risk is an international network of higher education institutions dedicated to protecting threatened scholars, preventing attacks on higher education communities and promoting academic freedom worldwide.

SAR uOttawa partners with the Scholars at Risk Network and the Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) to offer one to two-year appointments in host departments across the university. SAR uOttawa is also supported by the Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa (APUO).

Protecting Freedom of Thought

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