Demystifying Academic Freedom
with Marc Spooner and Stephen Hurley
Join Dr. Marc Spooner (University of Regina) and Stephen Hurley (voicEd Radio Canada) for an in-depth exploration of Academic Freedom on Canada's post-secondary landscape. Insightful guests and powerful case studies highlighting current tensions, new opportunities and ongoing challenges in protecting this important dimension of Canada's colleges and universities.

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We continue our initial explorations of academic freedom in the Canadian context with University of Regina professor Dr. Shannon Dea. Shannon is currently the Dean of Arts at U of R, and in addition to a background in philosophy, has written regularly…

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Dr. James Turk is Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Toronto Metropolitan University and Director of Toronto Metropolitan University’s Centre for Free Expression. From 1998 to June 2014, he served as Executive Director of the Canadian Association of…

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Author

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.

He has a strong relationship with the EdCan Network (formerly the Canadian Education Association), an organization that inspired the launch and evolution of voicEd Radio Canada.

Hurley believes that stronger connections between education research, practice and policy are essential to the type of change that will be necessary in Canada's public education systems moving forward.