Complaints pursuant to the Policy on Academic Freedom

On May 18th, 2023, the McGill University Board of Governors approved the Policy on Academic Freedom, (“Policy”) whose purpose is to recognize and protect academic freedom, one of the guiding principles of the University. The Policy incorporates by reference the Statement of Academic Freedom adopted by the McGill Senate in 2016.

The Policy reflects the University’s commitment to not only protect academic freedom within its community but also to promote its principles and raise awareness via frequent and efficient communication, as well as training and the organization of activities and events pertaining to academic freedom. The Policy establishes the framework within which complaints of academic freedom violations can be filed and defines the scope of the Policy, the contexts within which the Policy applies, and the stakeholders to whom the Policy applies.


Academic Freedom Violation Complaint Form

Response to an Academic Freedom Violation Complaint Form

Subcommittee on Academic Freedom Investigation Report

Contact / Follow Up

The submission of all inquiries, complaints and concerns pertaining to Academic Freedom can be sent to academicfreedom.provost [at]


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