Radical anarchist physics professor Denis Rancourt stands for activist learning and a democratic academy.
On April 21st and 22nd, internationally recognized and controversial professor-activist Denis Rancourt will be giving a series of talks on academic freedom and radical learning in Winnipeg. Dr. Rancourt was recently dismissed from his position at the University of Ottawa, despite having tenure, to the dismay of academics and faculty unions across North America. He will discuss the events surrounding his battle with the University of Ottawa, the need to democratize universities, as well as his highly controversial positions on global climate change and the role of violence in activism. He will speak and teach at two larger events and two smaller workshops over the two-day period.
This event will be hosted by: the University of Manitoba Graduate Students Association as well as the “Shaking The Tree: Activism, Change & the Environment” course also based at the U. of Manitoba (https://mbactivism.wordpress.com). All events are free and open to the public.
- April 21 – High Cost and Benefit of Taking on the Corporate University – U. of Manitoba at noon (GSA Lounge, University Centre)
- April 21 – Critical Pedagogy: Universities that Train but Fail to Educate – Mondragon Café and Bookstore at 7 pm (91 Albert St, Main Floor)
- April 22 – Global Warming: Truth or Dare – U. of Manitoba at 10 am (218 Wallace Bldg)
- April 22 – Risk Avoidance Pathology in First World Activism -Rudolf Rocker Center at 2 pm (91 Albert St, 3rd Floor)