Video of Ryerson University Academic Boycott Debate now online
After their university's president signed onto a denunciation of the Academic Boycott resolution passed by academics in the UK, students of Toronto's Ryerson Universitycampaigned for a university-hosted debate on the issue.
The stuedents' relentless efforts succeeded, and on Wednesday November 28, 2007 the debate was held, moderated by Suhanna Meharchand of the CBC and featured four professors, three of whom were from Ryerson itself. Two professors, John Caruana (Philosophy) and Stuart Murray (English), presented arguments against an academic boycott. Two others, Alan Sears (Sociology) and Salim Vally (Politics - based in South Africa but in Toronto as a visiting scholar) presented in favor of the boycott.
For a full background article on the debate, see Justin Podur's "The Academic Boycott Debate : Toronto University Hosts Groundbreaking Forum"