Call for Nominations for the USFA National Academic Freedom Award

Nominations are now open for the USFA National Academic Freedom Award.


The concept of the Academic Freedom Award emerged from a 2004 conference dedicated to the late Harry S. Crowe “whose academic freedom case gave rise to the modern day CAUT…”   The Harry Crowe Foundation sponsors an annual conference to celebrate the courageous story of Professor Harry S. Crowe who was initially dismissed unfairly by United College, Winnipeg, Manitoba, and later exonerated.  


At the first University of Saskatchewan Academic Freedom conference (2005), it was decided to recognize a person(s) who reflects the courage, determination, and tenacity in confronting institutional injustice. Thus, the Academic Freedom award was conceived.


Do you know of a noteworthy individual, or individuals, who have advocated on behalf of issues of Academic Freedom either at the University of Saskatchewan or Canada in general? Whether this advocacy has been a long-term, cumulative contribution or a single, particularly important event or action, please consider submitting a nomination.


Nominations for this award can be made by any current USFA member or by any USFA committee. The nomination will take the form of a letter from the nominator describing how the nominee has made significant contributions to the USFA and its membership through their work as an academic and an activist on issues of Academic Freedom.


Please send nominations by mail to:

USFA Academic Freedom Committee

Room 20 Education Building

28 Campus Drive

Saskatoon SK  S7N 0X1


OR by email to:


Nominations close September 4th and the award winner will be announced at the Dinner provided as part of the USFA Academic Freedom Event scheduled to take place on October 1st, 2014 at the University of Saskatchewan.