The goal of SCU Reform is to bring together a group of dedicated students to examine the different documents of our SCSU, talk about strategies to implement change, and check for inconsistencies and contradictions in the Bylaws and Policies, so we may put forward amendments that alleviate these issues whilst empowering our Union.
Every single UTSC undergraduate student is a member of the SCU Reform!
There is no formal membership to be a part of our movement. We require your intellectualism and imagination to ultimately help us all achieve what we are here to do: To obtain an education worthy of association to the University of Toronto!
All upcoming meetings will be posted below. You do not need to sign up to attend and we only require you to bring your imagination!
Begin by defending our Canadian Constitutional freedom of thought, belief, opinion, and expression, and our Academic freedom of speech.
Freedom of Speech is our Creed and it is currently under attack by those in our SCSU and by the Canadian Federation of Students by fear, irrationality, and evidence-less rhetoric.
What does this mean? It means that petty identity politics have been using the following section from the University of Toronto Statement on Free Speech to justify the silencing of thoughts, belief, opinion, expression, and speech:
“No member of the University should use language or indulge in behaviour intended to demean others on the basis of their race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, or disability”
However, they fail to acknowledge the statement immediately following above:
“The University’s primary obligation is to protect the free speech of all involved. The University must allow the fullest range of debate. It should not limit that debate by preordaining conclusions, or punishing or inhibiting the reasonable exercise of free speech. … [T]he values of mutual respect and civility may, on occasion, be superseded by the need to protect lawful freedom of speech”
The ideal of Free Speech is NOT only a western ideal, but has been essential to various academic traditions across the world.
Further, read our Social Contract with the SCSU; namely, the SCSU Constitution and Bylaws.
Knowledge is Power, but Ignorance and Apathy have been the primary vehicles by which the SCSU has become what it is today.
Call out the SCSU whenever they make outlandish claims about our identities, about our values, and about our education! We are masters of our own ambitions, and the SCSU should be there to make opportunities for all of us to achieve our ambitions; not taking our money and handing us pamphlets.
Don’t be afraid to speak up, ask those difficult questions, demand evidence and proof, and let us take back our SCSU!
The University of Toronto has created a website (est. March 8, 2018) to serve as a resource regarding the University of Toronto’s longstanding commitment to free expression. The site collects the University’s policies and statements on free expression and related matters, offers answers to a few frequently asked questions, and provides links to statements made by other organizations and institutions.