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Jon Thompson

Professor Emeritus
University of New Brunswick

Jon Thompson is a professor emeritus in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of New Brunswick, a former president of the faculty union and former department chair. He chaired the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (1985-1988) and received the James B. Milner Award for contributions to academic freedom (1993). He chaired the independent committee of inquiry commissioned by CAUT into the dispute involving Dr. Nancy Olivieri, the University of Toronto, the Hospital for Sick Children and Apotex Inc. (1999-2001). Author of No Debate: The Israel Lobby and Free Speech at Canadian Universities (Lorimer, 2011), he also served on the Board of the Harry Crowe Foundation (2004-2013).