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 and the to offer one to two-year appointments in host departments across the university. SAR uOttawa is also supported by the APUO) and the (OLBI).
HRREC Assistant Director, , manages the SAR uOttawa Program. She was elected to the 's Steering Committee (2016-2022) and represented Canada in the SAR International Advisory Committee (IAC) during this period. Viviana currently represents the (CAFA) in the SAR IAC.
- Academic Freedom Monitoring: uOttawa is engaged in the through the since 2018 and contributes to the through the monitoring of selected countries in the Americas.
- Coalition for Academic Freedom in the Americas (CAFA): in 2021 to increase awareness and advocacy in defence of academic freedom across the Americas. The Coalition seeks to foster direct advocacy and position the Americas as a global leaders on the development of relevant human rights norms and standards to protect higher education spaces and academic communities. Since 2021, the Centre and its partners have also participated in an Academic Network created by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to provide technical assistance, contribute to the development of the Inter-American Human Rights System (IAHRS) and promote the use of the IAHRS and its standards. An important milestone of this work has been the launch of the in December 2021.
- Remote Scholars Initiative: Since January 2021, SAR uOttawa assists threatened scholars who may not be able to travel through remote fellowships. Currently, the program is focused on scholars located in Venezuela.
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- To contact the SAR Program at uOttawa, please write to .