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The Canada-Israel relationship is often only viewed through the lens of politics, which unfortunately obscures the remarkable bonds being formed between Canadians and Israelis at the institutional and grassroots levels. As the admirable work of the AUCC has shown, there is much we can learn from one another.
Intellectual freedom is not limited to persons and ideas meeting stringent standards enforced by administrators. What distinguishes research and education from dogma and indoctrination is a system of academic self-regulation that fully respects the intellectual freedom of all teachers, students, and researchers.