Letters

  • The SFU Academic Freedom Group founders at HxA 2024 in Chicago

    The four co-founders of the SFU Academic Freedom Group, Alexandra Lysova, Richard Frank (from Criminology), along with Rachel Altman (from Statistics and Actuarial Science) and Mark Collard (from Archeology), attended the Heterodox Academy conference in Chicago. All four of us are also co-chairs of the Heterodox Academy Campus Community at SFU¬†and also the co-founders and…

  • The Canadian contingent at HxA 2024 in Chicago

    The Great White North was well represented at HxA 2024. At last count, there were over 40 HxA members from Canada in attendance. These individuals study or work at 20 institutions, including the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Brock University, Camosun College, Concordia University-Montreal, Dalhousie University, Laval University, McGill University, McMaster University, Memorial University of…

  • Podcast: Alexandra Lysova – Free Speech & University Policies

    In this episode of Heterodox Out Loud [view on YouTube], John speaks with¬†Alexandra Lysova about her time as an academic after the collapse of the Soviet Union, her journey to Canada, and the importance of open inquiry on college campuses. Alexandra Lysova, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser…