On Academic Freedom ft. Drs. Nancy Olivieri and Marc Spooner

On Academic Freedom ft. Drs. Nancy Olivieri and Marc Spooner

Dr. Nancy Olivieri is Professor, Pediatrics, Medicine and Public Health Sciences at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Marc Spooner is Professor in Educational Psychology at the University of Regina.

In this conversation, Dr. Olivieri’s uses her story of struggle to fulfill her academic duty to properly inform clinical trial participants of her concerns around some of the research evidence as the context for a wider conversation about academic freedom.

As we’ll hear, both Marc Spooner and Nancy Olivieri point to the guarantee of academic freedom on the part of university researchers and scholars as an important pillar in our democracy.

Follow Dr. Olivieri on Twitter: @DrNancyOlivieri
Follow Dr. Marc Spooner on Twitter: @DrMarcSpooner

Host

Dr. Marc Spooner

Professor, Faculty of Education University of Regina

Dr. Marc Spooner is a professor in the Faculty of Education, University of Regina. He specializes in qualitative and participatory action research at the intersections of theory and action-on-the-ground.

His interests include: homelessness & poverty, "audit culture" & the effects of neoliberalization & corporatization on higher education, and social justice, activism, & participatory democracy.

He has published in a variety of venues including peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, government reports, and popularizations. He is recognized by the Canadian Senate as an expert in homelessness.

Stephen Hurley

Chief Catalyst voicEd Radio Canada

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer. As the founder and chief catalyst at voicEd Radio, Hurley is passionate about nurturing stronger relationships between education research, practice and policy.

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Host

Dr. Marc Spooner

Professor, Faculty of Education University of Regina

Dr. Marc Spooner is a professor in the Faculty of Education, University of Regina. He specializes in qualitative and participatory action research at the intersections of theory and action-on-the-ground.

His interests include: homelessness & poverty, "audit culture" & the effects of neoliberalization & corporatization on higher education, and social justice, activism, & participatory democracy.

He has published in a variety of venues including peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, government reports, and popularizations. He is recognized by the Canadian Senate as an expert in homelessness.

Stephen Hurley

Chief Catalyst voicEd Radio Canada

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer. As the founder and chief catalyst at voicEd Radio, Hurley is passionate about nurturing stronger relationships between education research, practice and policy.