Toronto Metropolitan University Faculty Association passes BDS motion

The Toronto Metropolitan University Faculty Association passed a BDS motion on May 6, 2024. Faculty voted to establish a committee to investigate the University’s academic and financial interests linked to the genocide of Palestinians. The committee is mandated to carry out a full audit of all investments, including endowments and pension fund assets; to seek divestment of holdings from companies linked to genocide, human rights violations, occupation, and apartheid in Israel; and to review with the goal of ending TMU’s cooperation with Israeli academic and cultural institutions. It also calls for partnerships with Palestinian universities and scholars and the protection of students, faculty and staff supporting pro-Palestinian protests.