14.03.09: Nancy Olivieri and David Noble issue statement on Rancourt case
Every once in a while there emerges a Denis Rancourt, a professor who turns his well-honed attentions to the corruption, intrigue, and predations of his own hierarchical superiors, exposing their misdeeds and mendacity, and their threat to the truth - especially the truth about them. Here is a man who has gone too far. Here is a man who has done his job too well, who has disclosed the truth too diligently, who has served the public too devotedly. The internal enemies of the truth recoil in horror: strip the professor of his duties, cancel his courses, shut his laboratory, disperse his students, ban him from the campus. Remove the protections of academic freedom and tenure. >>>
Nancy Olivieri is Senior Scientist, Division of Clinical Investigation and Human Psychology, Toronto General Research Institute. Read more on Nancy Olivieri from CAUT. David Noble is Professor of History, York University. Read more on David Noble from CAUT.
09.03.09: Renowned physicist, author and educator Jeff Schmidt weighs in
I have known University of Ottawa physics professor Denis Rancourt for several years, as an excellent physicist, as an innovative teacher, as a dedicated worker for social justice, as a radio host, as a community organizer, and as an inspiration to many students and community members from all walks of life. >>>
Schmidt is author of Disciplined Minds.
07.02.09: John McMurtry, FRSC, comments on Rancourt case
It will be an enduring disgrace if this shocking administrator persecution is permitted to stand. >>>
John McMurtry is University Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy, Guelph University & Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.