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