Acadia, U of King’s College adopt “Can’t Buy My Silence” pledge


Acadia University and the University of King’s College have both adopted the “Can’t Buy My Silence” pledge, through which the institutions have committed to never using non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in cases involving sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying, and other forms of misconduct. The “Can’t Buy My Silence” campaign was co-founded by activist Zelda Perkins and University of Windsor Professor Julie MacFarlane and urges all universities to end the use of NDAs in these circumstances, citing that NDAs are sometimes used as tools to silence victims. “The misuse of NDAs can lead to significant harm,” said Acadia President Dr Jeff Hennessy. “It’s important that victims not only recognize the support readily available but also feel empowered to openly share their experiences.”

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