Supporters and Allies


Scholar Strike began with a tweet from Anthea Butler, Associate Professor of Religion and Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania and is organized in U.S by Dr. Butler and Kevin Gannon, Professor of History at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa.
The US labour action website is here
They have a useful social media toolkit for you to use here

Scholar Strike Canada has received support from:

A joint statement from the four university Faculty Associations in the Greater Toronto Area; the Ontario College of Art and Design Faculty Association (OCADFA), York University Faculty Association (YUFA), the Executives of the University of Toronto Faculty Association, (UTFA), and the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA)

UTFA Letter of Support

The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)

Emily Carr University Faculty Association Letter of Support

The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA)

The Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association (WLUFA) Letter of Support

The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) Statement of Support

University of British Columbia: Department of Theatre & Film Statement of Support

UBC Faculty Association Statement of Support

Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) Letter of Support

Association of Nova Scotia University Teachers (ANSUT) Letter of Support

Association of Graduate Students Employed at McGill (AGSEM) Letter of Support

St. Jerome’s University Academic Staff Association (SJUASA) Letter of Support


Scholar Strike in the US

#ScholarStrike Solidarity in BC
This site focuses on solidarity efforts through pedagogy and outreach, with a focus on British Columbia.

Undergrad York Federation of Students (@yfslocal68)
Racism, Anti-Blackness & York University’s Complicity 
July 3, 2020

We Demand Black Faculty Hirings 
July 17, 2020


The image on the home page is of Jennifer Kasiama’s words from “Emergence from Emergency,” a series of poetic installations in Toronto, curated by OCAD U’s Creative Writing Chair Catherine Black and instructor Ian Keteku, with student-artists: Jennifer Kasiama, Leaf Watson, Meighan Morson, Ehiko Odeh, Chris Markland.

Scholar Strike Canada in the News

Toronto Star


U.S Scholar Strike in the News

Twitter Campaign

CNN: “What you need to know about the #ScholarStrike and what it means to protest during a pandemic”

Academe Blog

Inside Higher Ed

Kingston Local

Huffington Post

Global News

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