Redeemer University College is the latest in a series of small Christian institutions across Canada to face scrutiny from the nation’s largest university teachers’ federation for the allegedly restricting academic freedom.
“It’s unclear to me what their motives are for deliberately going after Christian institutions for which they’ve received no complaints and whose faculty are not their members,” said Redeemer President Hubert Krygsman. “It’s obvious they disagree with faith-based institutions, but why they see it necessary to attack us is unclear.”
The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) notified the Ancaster college of its probe last fall. The group told college officials it suspected Redeemer, whose staff are not members of CAUT, had infringed on academic freedom by requiring that faculty and administrative leaders commit to a Christian worldview.