August 5, 2013
A Self-Proclaimed Dissident Riles Up Canadian Academe
David Kawai, The Ottawa Citizen
Denis Rancourt is a self-described "anarchist" and "dissident," an internationally recognized researcher in physics, and a blogger who writes bluntly about social activism, climate change, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
But it is the challenge to his dismissal as a tenured professor at the University of Ottawa—a rare occurrence in Canadian academe—that has brought him the most recent attention, raising questions about academic freedom and its limits.