The U of S Canada 150 Project is very pleased to host the launch of the book University Commons Divided: Exploring Debate and Dissent on Campus by former U of S President Peter MacKinnon, published by the University of Toronto Press.
Introduction by U of S President Peter Stoicheff.
Book signing and reception to follow the talk. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
Everyone is welcome to attend. The event will be livestreamed here.
Please register online.
About the book:
Investigating issues of university governance in Canada, University Commons Divided analyzes several major cases at the university level that have come to exemplify infringements on the freedom of expression.
In recent years a number of controversies have emerged from inside Canadian universities. While some of these controversies reflect debates occurring at a broader societal level, others are unique to the culture of universities and the way in which they are governed. In University Commons Divided, Peter MacKinnon provides close readings of a range of recent incidents with a view to exploring new challenges within universities and the extent to which the idea of the university as ‘commons,’ a site for open and contentious disagreement, may be under threat.
Accessibly written and perceptively argued, University Commons Divided is a timely and bold examination of the pressures seeking to transform the culture and governance of universities.
- 04:15 PM - 06:00 PM
- Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre