Canadian universities face challenges responding to Israeli-Palestinian conflict


Articles from The Canadian Press and the discuss the challenges that postsecondary institutions are facing when responding to the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Joe Friesen for writes that some universities are facing criticism for “publishing vague statements on the crisis.” Others, Friesen highlights, are struggling to reconcile the varied perspectives of their leadership, staff and faculty unions, and student groups. Morgan Lowrie, for the Canadian Press, states that the violence has sparked “grief, anger and heated debate on campuses.” University of Manitoba Director of Peace and Conflict Studies Adam Muller advocated for universities to prioritize the “perspectives of ordinary people affected by violence” and create a safe space for people to share their perspectives.

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