The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) is proudly announcing the an essay contest for 2019 entry. This essay contest is exclusively open to Canadian students. Up to three best candidates will be granted from $500 to $2,000.
Each year, Canada’s public universities receive more than $13 billion from the federal and provincial governments. While promising to uphold freedom of expression and academic freedom as means to pursue truth, many taxpayer-funded universities have instead accepted speech codes, so-called “trigger warnings” and “safe spaces.” Banning speakers, condoning the disruption of campus events, and banning controversial speech through security fees are further examples of how universities today undermine Canada’s venerable tradition of freedom of expression.
The winning candidates will be granted the prizes as follow:
- First Prize: $2000
- Second Prize: $1000
- Third Prize: $500
Level and Area of Studies
University or college level in all subjects.
Place of Study
The study should be taken in Canada.
Eligibility and Criteria
- This contest is open to those who were students at a Canadian university or college during this past 2019-20 school year (including full-time and part-time students)
- Students who will be commencing studies (full-time or part-time) at a Canadian college or university this September 2019.
Canadian students are welcome to apply.
All candidates are required to write an essay (no more than 2,500 words) on the following topic:
Should universities police student behaviour at private events?
25 October 2019.