The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) has suspended actions related to the censure against the U of T. This decision is in response to the U of T’s decision to re-offer Dr. Valentina Azarova the position of Director of the International Human Rights Program in the Faculty of Law. However, CAUT has notified the U of T administration that the full censure will not be formally lifted until the University resolve all the issues in the case.
Considering this update from CAUT, The Archaeology Centre will resume planning for talks and events involving non-UofT speakers during the fall 2021 semester. However, we have still postponed and rescheduled the Third Debates in Archaeology Symposium to April 8 and 9 2022. We will share the abstracts of the talks early in the new year. Furthermore, the Centre is delighted to announce that we are still sponsoring a “Prelude to the 3rd Annual Debates in Archaeology” Symposium on Friday, September 24 that will explore the same theme: “The Archaeology of Captivating Technology” (see conference precis attached). This prelude or “Part I” to the Debates conference will feature the research of seven University of Toronto archaeologists. We also plan to sponsor a number of other talks this fall that will showcase the research of our talented U of T archaeology community.