Simon Fraser University Faculty Association passes BDS motion

On June 7, 2024, the faculty at Simon Fraser University approved an Association motion on Israel/Palestine. The BDS motion urges the University administration to commit to: condemning Israeli scholasticide in Gaza, suspending academic partnerships with Israeli universities and divesting from Israeli commercial interests “until such time that Israel ends its policies of military occupation and apartheid.” It also urges the University to support the Palestinian educational sector and Palestinian students. Annexed to the motion is a list of the libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural and religious institutions that Israel has destroyed as of March 1, 2024.