Endorsements and Letters of Support

Many groups both within and outside the university have written to support our cause. As of March 18, 2015, these groups include faculty in 28 departments of our university, 13 groups of faculty at other universities, 43 labour groups, 11 politicians and political groups, and 28 student associations.

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Groups of Professors at U of T

  1. Department of Geography and Planning: Feb 25, 2015
  2. Women & Gender Studies Institute: Mar 3, 2015
  3. Cinema Studies Institute: Mar 3, 2015
  4. Department of History (tri-campus): Mar 4, 2015
  5. Department for the Study of Religion: Mar 6, 2015
  6. OISE: Adult Education and Community Development: Mar 6, 2015
  7. Centre for Critical Development Studies: Mar 6, 2015
  8. Department of Linguistics: Mar 6, 2015
  9. Department of Sociology (tri-campus): Mar 6, 2015
  10. Department of English (tri-campus): Mar 8, 2015
  11. Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies: Mar 9, 2015
  12. Department of Spanish and Portuguese: Mar 9, 2015
  13. Centre for Comparative Literature: Mar 9, 2015
  14. Department of Visual Studies: Mar 9, 2015
  15. Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures: Mar 9, 2015
  16. Department of Anthropology (tri-campus) and Health Studies (UTSC): Mar 10, 2015
  17. Department of Philosophy (tri-campus): Mar 11, 2015
  18. Department of Political Science (tri-campus): Mar 11, 2015
  19. Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures: Mar 11, 2015
  20. Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations: Mar 11, 2015
  21. Cognitive Science programme: Mar 11, 2015
  22. Centre for Medieval Studies: Mar 11, 2015
  23. Department of Computer Science: Mar 13, 2015
  24. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies: Mar 14, 2015
  25. Department of Classics: Mar 16, 2015
  26. Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology: Mar 16, 2015
  27. Department of East Asian Studies: Mar 17, 2015
  28. Open Letter from Faculty, Emeriti and Librarians of the University of Toronto, +250 signatures: Mar 17, 2015
  29. Chairs, Directors, and Administrators of the Scarborough campus: Mar 17, 2015
  30. OISE: Department of Social Justice Education: Mar 18, 2015

Groups of Professors at Other Universities

  1. University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA): Mar 3, 2015
  2. Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA): Mar 4, 2015
  3. University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Faculty Association: Mar 5, 2015
  4. Lecturers’ Union of Memorial University of Newfoundland: Mar 5, 2015
  5. Department of Geography, UC Berkeley: Mar 6, 2015
  6. University of Prince Edward Island Faculty Association: Mar 6, 2015
  7. York University Faculty Members, 288 signatories and counting: Mar 7, 2015
  8. University of Glasgow Geographies of Labour, Social Movements and Activism Group: Mar 9, 2015
  9. Department of Geography, UBC: Mar 11, 2015
  10. Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, University of British Columbia: Mar 12, 2015
  11. St Francis Xavier University Association of University Teachers: Mar 12, 2015
  12. Brandon University Faculty Association: Mar 12
  13. UBC Faculty Association: Mar 16, 2015

Labour groups

  1. CUPE Local 4207 (Brock): Feb 6, 2015
  2. CUPE Local 3907 (OISE): Feb 12, 2015
  3. PSAC Local 555 (OISE): Feb 17, 2015
  4. PSAC Local 610 (Western): Feb 17, 2015
  5. CUPE Local 4600 (Carleton): Feb 23, 2015
  6. CUPE Local 3903 (York): Feb 24, 2015
  7. CUPE Local 2278 (UBC): Feb 24, 2015
  8. Concordia University Part-time Faculty Association (CUPFA): Feb 26, 2015
  9. CUPE Local 1281 (includes Ryerson): Mar 2, 2015
  10. CUPE Local 1334 (Guelph): Mar 3, 2015
  11. CUPE Local 3913 (Guelph): Mar 3, 2015
  12. Workers United Canada: Mar 3, 2015
  13. CUPE Local 2195 (Youth Services Bureau): Mar 3, 2015
  14. Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens: Mar 3, 2015
  15. CUPE Local 4943 (UOttawa): Mar 3, 2015
  16. CUPE Local 4580 (Windsor): Mar 4, 2015
  17. CUPE Local 3908 (Trent): Mar 4, 2015
  18. Education and Science Workers’ Union of Turkey, Bogazici University: Mar 4, 2015
  19. OSSTF D-35 (Algoma, Brock, Guelph, Laurier and Ottawa): Mar 4, 2015
  20. Niagara Regional Labour Council: Mar 4, 2015
  21. University of Ottawa Chapter of the Law Union of Ontario: Mar 4, 2015
  22. Ontario Federation of Labour: Mar 5, 2015
  23. CUPE Local 2626 (uOttawa): Mar 5, 2015
  24. Peel Regional Labour Council: Mar 5, 2015
  25. Teaching Support Staff Union (Simon Fraser): Mar 5, 2015
  26. CUPE Ontario: Mar 5, 2015
  27. University of Washington Academic Workers for a Democratic University: Mar 6, 2015
  28. USW 1998: Mar 6, 2015
  29. Association of Graduate Students Employed at McGill: Mar 6, 2015
  30. PSAC 60550 (UNB Fredericton and Saint John): Mar 8, 2015
  31. CUPE Local 3906 (McMaster): Mar 8, 2015
  32. United Food and Commercial Workers: Mar 10, 2015
  33. UAW Local 2865 (UCLA): Mar 11, 2015
  34. CUPE Local 3902 Unit 3: Mar 11, 2015
  35. Teaching Support Staff Union at Simon Fraser University: Mar 11, 2015
  36. NYU-AAUP: Mar 11, 2015
  37. Toronto Harm Reduction Workers Union, IU 610: Mar 12, 2015
  38. GSOC-UAW Local 2110 (NYU): Mar 12, 2015
  39. International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE): Mar 12, 2015
  40. Fédération nationale des enseignantes et des enseignants du Québec (FNEEQ): Mar 13, 2015
  41. CUPE Local 3912 (St Mary’s University, Mount St Vincent University and Dalhousie University): Mar 13, 2015
  42. Syndicat des auxiliaires administratifs, de recherche et d’enseignement de l’Université Laval (SA2RE): Mar 15, 2015
  43. CUPE Local 3902 Unit 2: Mar 16, 2015

Politicians and Political Groups

  1. Toronto Young New Democrats: Feb 5, 2015
  2. Jennifer Hollett: Mar 2, 2015
  3. Linda McQuaig: Mar 2, 2015
  4. Dan Harris: Mar 2, 2015
  5. Cheri DiNovo (MPP Parkdale–High Park, NDP): Mar 2, 2015
  6. Peggy Nash, MP: Mar 2, 2015
  7. Andrea Horwath, ONDP Leader: Mar 3, 2015
  8. Olivia Chow: Mar 4, 2015
  9. International Alliance in Support of Workers in Iran: Mar 4, 2015
  10. Andrew Cash, MP: Mar 6, 2015
  11. Adam Vaughan: Mar 12, 2015

Student Associations at U of T

  1. Women and Gender Studies Student Union: Feb 5, 2015
  2. Students for Barrier-Free Access: Feb 22, 2015
  3. Philosophy Course Union (PCU): Mar 2, 2015
  4. UTGSU: Mar 3, 2015
  5. University of Toronto Sexual Education Centre: Mar 3, 2015
  6. Graduate History Society: Mar 4, 2015
  7. UTSU: Mar 5, 2015
  8. OISE Graduate Students’ Association: Mar 5, 2015
  9. Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence Students’ Association: Mar 8, 2015
  10. Social Work Students: Mar 10, 2015
  11. Graduate Students’ Union representatives on the Provost’s Committee for Graduate Student Financial Support (PCGSFS): Mar 10, 2015
  12. Master of Information Student Council: Mar 16, 2015
  13. King’s College Students’ Union: Mar 16, 2015
  14. UTMSU: Mar 17, 2015

Student Associations at Other Universities

  1. Central Student Association, University of Guelph: Mar 3, 2015
  2. National Graduate Caucus (NGC) of the Canadian Federation of Students: Mar 3, 2015
  3. Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) Ontario: Mar 6, 2015
  4. L’Association pour une solidarité syndicale: Mar 10, 2015
  5. Cornell Graduate Students Union: Mar 10, 2015
  6. Rutgers AAUP-AFT: Mar 10, 2015
  7. OPSEU: Mar 10, 2015
  8. Carleton University Graduate Students’ Association: Mar 11, 2015
  9. University of Alberta Graduate Students’ Association: Mar 11, 2015
  10. Acadia Graduate Student Association: Mar 13, 2015
  11. Trent Graduate Students’ Association: Mar 13, 2015
  12. Planning Students Association at UBC: Mar 16, 2015
  13. Graduate Student Society (GSS) of the University of Windsor: Mar 17, 2015
  14. The Sociology and Anthropology Graduate Student Caucus at Carleton University: Mar 17, 2015

Community Groups

  1. Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) Toronto: Mar 3, 2015
  2. Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG): Mar 5, 2015
  3. Toronto International Women’s Day organizers: Mar 5, 2015
  4. No One Is Illegal – Toronto: Mar 8, 2015
  5. The Filipino Canadian Youth Alliance/Ugnayan ng Kabataang Pilipino sa Canada – Ontario: Mar 11, 2015
  6. Progressive Librarians Guild Toronto Area Chapter: Mar 13, 2015
  7. Animal Rights Academy: Mar 18, 2015

Notable Individuals

  1. Alison McEwen, lawyer: Mar 2, 2015
  2. Sid Ryan, union leader: Mar 3, 2015
  3. Martha Nussbaum, professor: Mar 4, 2015
  4. Biriz Berksoy, professor: Mar 4, 2015
  5. David Chariandy, fiction author: Mar 5, 2015
  6. Jim Stanford, labour economist: Mar 5, 2015
  7. Branden Rizzuto, alum: Mar 6, 2015
  8. Andrea Waywanko, alum: Mar 6, 2015
  9. Saba Mahmood, professor, UC Berkeley: Mar 7, 2015
  10. Diego von Vacano, professor at Texas A&M: Mar 7, 2015
  11. Paul Downes, professor: Mar 8, 2015
  12. Alissa Trotz, professor: Mar 9, 2015
  13. Deborah Cowen: Mar 10, 2015
  14. Adrian De Leon, alum and former University of Toronto Governor, 2013-2014: Mar 11, 2015
  15. Peter James Hudson, professor at UCLA: Mar 11, 2015
  16. David Heap, former professor at U of T: Mar 11, 2015
  17. Naomi Klein, author: Mar 13, 2015
  18. Heather Ann Thompson, historian: Mar 13, 2015
  19. James Gilbert-Walsh, alum: Mar 15, 2015
  20. Valentina Fulginiti, alum: Mar 16, 2015
  21. Margaret Atwood, author: Mar 16, 2015
  22. Paige West, professor: Mar 17, 2015
  23. Louis Menard, Pulitzer Prize laureate: Mar 17, 2015