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End Complicity with Israeli Crimes

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In July 2013, Universities Canada (formerly the AUCC) signed an agreement with the Israeli Association of University Heads to foster institutional ties between Canadian and Israeli universities.

Israeli universities are deeply implicated in the denial of Palestinian rights.

The July 2013 MOU makes Canadian universities complicit.

We call on Universities Canada to rescind this agreement.

Sign our open letter (see form below) or send us an email: fac4pal@gmail.com

Signez cette demande à l’Universités Canada de rompre ses liens avec l’apartheid israélien!

Alors que le boycott international contre les institutions académiques israéliennes prend de l’ampleur, les universités canadiennes renforcent leurs liens avec Israël. En 2013, l’Universités Canada (anciennement appelé l’Association des universités et collèges du Canada) et l’Association des recteurs d’universités en Israël ont signé un protocole d’entente en faveur des relations entre les institutions post-secondaires des deux pays.

Les universités israéliennes jouent un rôle crucial dans le régime d’apartheid de leur pays, notamment par le développement de technologies militaires, l’architecture des colonies ou la création de noms hébreux pour des villages palestiniens qui furent la cible de nettoyage ethnique. L’entente avec l’Universités Canada promeut la normalisation de projets communs de recherche, d’enseignement ou autres : elle marque l’institutionnalisation de la complicité canadienne dans l’oppression des Palestinien-ne-s causée par l’occupation militaire, l’imposition d’une citoyenneté de seconde catégorie ou l’exil forcé.

En 2005, plus de 270 organisations palestiniennes issues de la société civile ont lancé une campagne de boycott, désinvestissement et sanctions afin de pousser Israël à reconnaître les droits fondamentaux des Palestinien-ne-s. Cet appel a gagné du terrain dans de nombreuses universités et collèges à travers le monde. Ce protocole d’entente entre l’Universités Canada et les universités israéliennes est conçu pour développer les collaborations institutionnelles que les Palestinien-ne-s nous demandent précisément de boycotter. Nous pressons les corps professoraux de l’ensemble du Canada d’adopter une position collective en signant la lettre suivante:

Sign your name to demand that Universities Canada break ties with Israeli apartheid!

The international boycott of Israeli academic institutions is gaining momentum, yet Canadian universities are strengthening their ties with Israel. In 2013, Universities Canada (formerly the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada) and the Association of University Heads of Israel signed a Memorandum of Understanding promoting links between post-secondary institutions in the two countries.

Israeli universities play a crucial role in their country’s apartheid regime, whether through the development of military technologies, the architecture of settlements, or the creation of Hebrew names for ethnically cleansed Palestinian villages. The Universities Canada framework agreement – which calls for the regularization of joint research, teaching, and other projects – marks an institutionalization of Canadian university complicity in the oppression of Palestinians through occupation, second class citizenship or exile.

In 2005, more than 270 Palestinian civil society organizations issued the call for a campaign of boycott, divestment and sanctions to pressure Israeli to recognize the fundamental rights of Palestinians. This call has been gaining ground at universities and colleges around the world. The framework agreement between Universities Canada and Israeli universities is designed to increase precisely the kind of institutional arrangements Palestinians have urged us to boycott. We urge faculty at universities across Canada to take a collective stand by signing the following letter:

Sign your name to demand that Universities Canada break ties with Israeli apartheid!
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  • Nahla Abdo (PhD.), Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University
  • Malek Abisaab, Associate Professor, Department of History/Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University
  • Brian Aboud, Vanier College, Montreal (for identification purposes only)
  • Fayçal Abouzaid, Professeur, Collège Maisonneuve, Montréal
  • Mary Louise Adams, Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University
  • Mehrunnisa Ahmad Ali, Ryerson University
  • Greg Albo, Dept of Political Science, York University
  • Valérie Amiraux, professeur, Département de sociologie, Université de Montréal
  • Tariq Amir-Khan, Politics, Ryerson
  • Rachad Antonius, Professor, Department of Sociology, UQAM
  • Sima Aprahamian, Ph.D., Research Associate, Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University
  • Rand Askalan, Assistant professor- Department of Pediatrics, University of Toronto
  • Sylvat Aziz, Associate Professor, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
  • Feyzi Baban, Associate Professor, International Development Studies and Political Studies Departments, Trent University
  • Patricia Balcom, Université de Moncton
  • Himani Bannerji, Professor Emeritus, York University
  • Dr. Bipasha Baruah, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Global Women’s Issues, Western University
  • Subho Basu, Department of History and Classical Studies, McGill University
  • Micheline Beaudry, Ph.D., Retired professor, Université Laval
  • Roger Beck, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto
  • Colleen Bell, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Studies, University of Saskatchewan
  • Abderrahmane Benfedda,
  • Susan Benson-Sokmen, University of Toronto
  • Lawrence D. Berg, Professor, Community, Culture & Global Studies, University of British Columbia
  • Davina Bhandar, Associate Professor, Canadian Studies, Trent University
  • Malcolm Blincow, Associate Professor Emeritus, Anthropology, York University
  • Rana Bose, PEng, Engineer/Author, Montreal
  • Professor Lara Braitstein, Faculty of Religious Studies, McGill University
  • Deborah Brock, PhD, Associate Professor Department of Sociology, York University
  • Mike Burke, Associate Professor, retired, Toronto, Ontario
  • Jean-Claude Bustros, Associate Professor, Film Production Graduate area Head, Concordia University
  • James Cairns, Associate Professor, Society, Culture, and Environment, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • David Camfield, Associate Professor, Labour Studies & Sociology, U of Manitoba
  • Valentina Capurri, Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences, Ryerson University
  • Anna Carastathis, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, California State University, Los Angeles
  • William K. Carroll, PhD, Professor of Sociology, University of Victoria
  • Claire Carter, Assistant Professor, University of Regina
  • Leila Celis, Département de sociologie, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Guy Champagne, Professeur, Département des Techniques de la documentation, Collège de Maisonneuve
  • Lynda Champagne, Professeure au département de philosophie et Coordonnatrice du programme Sciences, lettres et arts, Collège de Maisonneuve
  • Debra Chapman, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • R. Cheran, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology, University of Windsor
  • Lily Cho, Associate Professor, Department of English, York University
  • Aziz Choudry, Associate Professor, Department of Integrated Studies in Education,   McGill University
  • Rosemary-Claire Collard, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Planning & Environment, Concordia University
  • Deborah Cook, Professor, University of Windsor
  • Deborah Cowen, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Toronto
  • Stuart Cryer, retired professor, Cambrian College (of Applied Arts and Technology, Sudbury, Ontario)
  • Dr. Edwin E. Daniel, FRSC, Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta, Professor Emeritus, McMaster University
  • Houria Daoud-Bricki, McGill University, Département de communications et d’expression écrite
  • Raju Das, Associate Professor of Geography, York University
  • Howard Davidson, Manitoba
  • Mary Ellen Davis, Part-Time Faculty, School of Cinema, Concordia University, Montreal
  • Kari Delhi, OISE, University of Toronto
  • Sarah De Leeuw, Associate Professor, Northern Medical Program, UNBC
  • Jessica Dempsey, Assistant Professor, School of Environmental Studies, University of Victoria
  • James Deutsch, Professor, University of Toronto
  • Judith Deutsch, Visiting Lecturer, University of Toronto
  • Rita Kaur Dhamoon, Assistant Professor, Dept. Political Science, University of Victoria
  • Kay Dickinson, Associate Professor, Film Studies, Concordia University
  • Pascale Dufour, Professeure, Département de science politique, Université de Montréal
  • Emily Eaton, Associate Professor, University of Regina
  • Paul Eid, professeur, Sociologie, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Peter Eglin, Professor of Sociology, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Jamal El Ali (PhD Candidate), The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University
  • Christo El Morr, Assistant Professor, York University
  • Patricia Elliot, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism, University of Regina
  • Rachel Engler-Stringer,Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
  • Heidi Epstein, Associate Professor, Department of Religion and Culture, St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan
  • Alexander Ervin, Professor, Archeology and Anthropology, University of Saskatchewan
  • Mohammad Fadel, Associate Professor of Law, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
  • Randa Farah, Associate Professor, University of Western Ontario
  • Sue Ferguson, Associate Professor, Digital Media and Journalism, Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford
  • Len Findlay, M.A. D.Phil. D.Litt. F.R.S.C., University of Saskatchewan
  • Scott Forsyth, Associate Professor, Film/Political Science, York University
  • Vincent Fortier, Département de philosophie, Collège de Valleyfield
  • Jean Fournier, Professeur de travail social, Collège de Trois-Rivières
  • Doreen Fumia, Sociology, Ryerson
  • Richard Fung, Faculty of Art, OCAD University
  • Martin Gallié, Professor, UQAM
  • Patrizia Gentile, Associate Professor, Carleton University
  • Dina Georgis, Associate Professor, Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto
  • Emily Gilbert, Associate Professor, Canadian Studies and Geography, University of Toronto
  • Amanda Glasbeek, Associate Professor, York University
  • Harry Glasbeek, Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
  • Professor Shokry Gohar, Director of the Arabic Program, Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University
  • Cy Gonick, University of Winnipeg
  • Kanishka Goonewardena, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Toronto
  • Todd Gordon, Society, Culture, and Environment, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Rachel Gorman, Assistant Professor, School of Health Policy and Management, York University
  • Peter Gose, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University
  • Kevin Gould, Associate Professor, Dept of Geography, Planning and Environment, Concordia University
  • Donald Grayston, Humanities, Simon Fraser University, (retired)
  • John Greyson, York University
  • Julie Guard, University of Manitoba
  • Bertrand Guibord, Cégep Marie-Victorin, Département de philosophie/SPCMV (FNEEQ-CSN)
  • Laam Hae, Associate Professor of Political Science, York University
  • Wael B. Hallaq, Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University
  • Paul A. Hamel, Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Lori Hanson, Associate Professor, Community Health and Epidemiology, College of Medicine University of Saskatchewan
  • Jens Hanssen, Associate Professor, University of Toronto
  • Michelle Hartman, Associate Professor, Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University
  • Amir Hassanpour, Associate Professor (Retired), University of Toronto
  • David Heap, Associate Professor, University of Western Ontario
  • Henry Heller, Historian, University of Manitoba
  • Emily Hill, Queen’s University
  • Homa Hoodfar, Professor, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Concordia University
  • Dr. Derek Hrynyshyn, York University
  • Mark Hudson, Sociology & Global Political Economy, University of Manitoba
  • Adrienne Hurley, Associate Professor of East Asian Studies, McGill University
  • Ahmed Fekry Ibrahim, Assistant Professor, Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University
  • Pablo Idahosa, African Studies, York University
  • Andrew M. Ivaska, Associate Professor, Department of History, Concordia University
  • Wilson Chacko Jacob, Associate Professor, Department of History, Concordia University, Montreal
  • Professor Yasmin Jiwani, Concordia University, Montreal
  • Fred Jones, Dawson College
  • Rula Jurdi, Associate Professor, Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University
  • Ilan Kapoor, Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies York University , Toronto
  • Michael Keefer, Professor emeritus, School of English and Theatre Studies, University of Guelph
  • Dr. Jennifer Kelly, Professor, Department of Educational Policy Studies, University of Alberta
  • Paul Kellogg, Associate Professor, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies, Athabasca University
  • Kamala Kempadoo, Professor, York University
  • RM Kennedy, Dept. of Liberal Studies, Centennial College
  • Robert D. Kent, Professor, School of Computer Science, Windsor
  • Prashant Keshavmurthy, Assistant Professor, Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University
  • Muhammad Ali Khalidi, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, York University
  • Pasha M Khan, Assistant Professor, Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University
  • Shahnaz Khan, Women and Gender/Global Studies, Wilfred Laurier University
  • Alex Khasnabish, Associate Professor, Sociology/Anthropology, Mount Saint Vincent University
  • Stefan Kipfer, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University
  • Samantha King, Professor, School of Kinesiology & Health Studies, Queen’s University
  • Paul Kingsbury, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University
  • Anthony Kinik, Assistant Professor, Film Studies, Concordia University
  • Gary Kinsmen, Sociology (emeritus) Laurentian
  • Mustafa Koc, Sociology, Ryerson
  • Denis Kosseim, Département de philosophie, Cégep André-Laurendeau
  • Atif Kubursi, Professor Emeritus of Economics. McMaster University
  • Clarice Kuhling, Sociology and Society, Culture, and Environment, Wilfred Laurier University
  • Blair Kuntz, Near and Middle East Studies Librarian, University of Toronto
  • Isabelle Lamontagne, collège de Maisonneuve
  • Philippe Langlois, Cégep de Sherbrooke
  • Dr David Leadbeater, Laurentian University
  • Ginette Lessard, Département de chimie, Collège de Maisonneuve
  • Charmain Levy, Ph.D, Université du Québec en Outaouais
  • Abby Lippman, PhD, Professor Emerita, McGill University
  • Margaret Little, Professor, Gender Studies and Political Studies, Queen’s University
  • Brenda Longfellow, Associate Professor, Department of Film, York University
  • Tarek Loubani, BSc, MD, CCFP-EM, Consultant Physician, Emergency Medicine, London Health Sciences Centre Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Western University
  • Andrew Lugg, Professor Emeritus, Philosophy, University of Ottawa
  • Elizabeth Lunstrum, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Geography, York University
  • Rashmi Luther, School of Social Work, Carleton University
  • Eva Mackey, Associate Professor, Carleton University
  • Gada Mahrouse, Associate Professor, Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University
  • Setrag Manoukian, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology/Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University
  • Myriame Martineau, Professeure, Département de sociologie, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Juan Carlos Martínez, Associate Professor Modern Languages and Literatures, Mount Allison University
  • Marie-Josée Massicotte, Associate Professor, University of Ottawa
  • Sara Matthews, Associate Professor, Department of Global Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Rosanna Maule, Associate Professor, Film Studies, MHSOC,Concordia University
  • Ted McCormick, Associate Professor, Department of History, Concordia University
  • J.J. McMurtry, Chair, Social Science Graduate Program Director, Social and Political Thought, Associate Professor, BUSO, York University
  • David McNally, Professor, Political Science, York University
  • Anne Meneley, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Trent University
  • Donna Mergler PhD, Professor Emerita, Biological Sciences, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Michel Milot, Collège Lionel-Groulx, Département de mathématiques
  • Dr. Shahrzad Mojab Professor | Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education Ontario Institute for Studies in Education | University of Toronto
  • Kevin Moloney, Dept of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, York University
  • Colin Mooers, Professor, Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University
  • Joy Moore, Faculty (retired), Dawson College, Montreal
  • Shree Mulay, Associate Dean & Professor, Community Humanities & Humanities, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University
  • Jean Murdock, Cégep de Jonquière, Département de sciences humaines/Secrétaire général de la FNEEQ-CSN
  • Karen Bridget Murray, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, York University
  • Dorit Naaman, Department of Film and Media,Queen’s University
  • Denise Nadeau, Affiliate Assistant Professor, Concordia University
  • Dr. Mary-Jo Nadeau, independent scholar, Toronto, Canada
  • Nora Nagels, Professor, UQAM
  • Joanne Naiman, Professor Emeritus, Sociology, Ryerson University
  • Neil Naiman, York University
  • David Nancekevill, Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University
  • Sheryl Nestel, PhD. Independent Scholar
  • Jeff Noonan, Philosophy, Windsor
  • Dan O’Meara, Professeur, Département de science politique, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Professor Jason Opal, Department of History and Classical Studies, McGill University
  • Paul Orlowski, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Foundations
  • College of Education, University of Saskatchewan
  • Mohamed Otmani, Département d’électronique industrielle, Cégep de Sept-Iles
  • Margaret Pappano, Dept of English, Queen’s University (Associate Professor)
  • Kate Parizeau, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Guelph
  • Laila Parsons, Department of History and Classical Studies/Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University
  • Jamie Peck, Professor, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia
  • James Petras, Research Associate, International Development Studies, St. Marys University, Nova Scotia, Bartle Professor Emeritus, Binghamton University, New York
  • Justin Podur, Associate Professor, York University
  • Dr. Garry Potter, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Dr Trevor Purvis, Department of Law and Legal Studies/Institute of Political Economy, Carleton University
  • F. Jamil Ragep, Professor, McGill University
  • Saeed Rahnema, PhD, Professor, Political Science and Public Policy Equity Studies, York University, Toronto
  • Omar M. Ramahi, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo
  • Denis Rancourt, PhD, former professor of physics, University of Ottawa
  • Norma M. Rantisi, Professor & Director, Urban Studies Program, Dept of Geography, Planning and Environment, Concordia University
  • Leda Raptis, Professor, Queen’s University
  • Sherene H. Razack, Ph.d, Professor, Department of Social Justice Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
  • Elena Razlogova, Associate Professor, Department of History, Concordia University
  • Jennifer Ridgley, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Carleton University
  • Sarah T. Roberts, Western University
  • Vincent Romani, Professor, UQAM
  • Reuben Rose-Redwood, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Victoria
  • Reuben Roth, Sociology, Laurentian
  • James K. Rowe, Assistant Professor, School of Environmental Studies, University of Victoria, Coast Salish Territory
  • Jarrett Rudy, Department of History and Classical Studies, McGill University
  • Catherine Russell, Professor, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University
  • Hicham Safieddine, University of Toronto
  • Trish Salah, Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Winnipeg
  • Anver Saloojee, Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson
  • Ariel Salzmann, Queen’s University
  • Rahul Sapra, Ryerson University
  • John Saul, Professor Emeritus of Social and Political Science, York University
  • Carol Schick, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Regina
  • Sarah Schulman, Distinguished Professor, City University of New York. Fellow, University of Toronto
  • Alan Sears, Sociology, Ryerson
  • Shaheen Shariff, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University
  • Karena Shaw, Associate Professor and Director, School of Environmental Studies, University of Victoria
  • Alexis Shotwell, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University
  • Eric Shragge, Concordia University (retired)
  • Greg Shupak, Sessional Faculty, University of Guelph
  • Prof. Bill Skidmore, Carleton University
  • Harry Smaller (Ph.D), Associate Professor (Emeritus), York University
  • Charles Smith, Assistant Professor, St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan
  • Jesook Song, University of Toronto
  • Jon Soske, Department of History and Classical Studies, McGill University
  • Sid Ahmed Soussi, Ph.D., Professeur, Département de Sociologie, Directeur, Centre de recherche en immigration, ethnicité et citoyenneté (CRIEC), Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Simon Springer, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Victoria
  • Daiva Stasiulis, Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University
  • Marc Steinberg, Associate Professor, Film Studies, Concordia University
  • Andrew Stevens, Assistant Professor, University of Regina.
  • Paul Stevens FRSC, Professor and Canada Research Chair, Department of English, University of Toronto
  • Donald Swartz, Carleton University (ret)
  • Robert C.H. Sweeny, Professor of History, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Vannina Sztainbok, Lecturer, Department of Social Justice Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
  • Imre Szeman, Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies, Professor of English, Film Studies and Sociology, University of Alberta
  • Dr. Linda Tabar, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto
  • Rania Tfaily, Assistant Professor, Carleton University
  • Nancy Thede, Professor, Science politique, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Dr. Sunera Thobani, Associate Professor, University of British Columbia.
  • David Thomas, Mount Allison University
  • Mark Thomas, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, York University
  • Steven Tufts, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, York University
  • Ebru Ustundag, Department of Geography, Brock University
  • Claude Vaillancourt, écrivain et enseignant, Collège André-Grasset
  • Luc Vandal, président, Syndicat des enseignantes et enseignants du Collège Shawinigan
  • Louise Vandelac, Professor, Department of Sociology, UQAM
  • Daya R. Varma, Professor Emeritus, Pharmacology, McGill University
  • Rinaldo Walcott, Professor, University of Toronto
  • Professor Gavin Walker, Department of History and Classical Studies, McGill University
  • Thomas Waugh, Concordia University Research Chair in Sexual Representation and in Documentary, Prof. Film Studies, Concordia University
  • Jo Wood, Retired faculty, Carleton University, Psychology
  • Howard Woodhouse, Professor, Department of Educational Foundations, University of Saskatchewan
  • Dr. Thom Workman, Professor, University of New Brunswick
  • Dr. Cynthia Wright, contract faculty, York University
  • b.h. Yael, Professor, Faculty of Art, OCAD University
  • Ali Zaidi, Associate Professor, Dept. of Global Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Anna Zalik, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University
  • Jasmin Zine, Associate Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University
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