Prof. Melanie Adrian

Imagine trying to produce research and share your ideas in a place where your safety is at risk. For the past two decades, the Scholars at Risk (SAR) program has been uniting at-risk academics whose safety is threatened at home with temporary research and teaching positions for academics in new countries.

In 2014, Department of Law and Legal Studies Prof. Melanie Adrian spearheaded a local Scholars at Risk (SAR) network in collaboration with the University of Ottawa to give foreign academics a unique opportunity to teach and interact with colleagues and students in safe environments. In January 2021 Prof. Adrian was appointed to the Order of Ontario, largely for her contributions to SAR.

Read more about the Scholars at Risk program to learn how international at-risk scholars are being supported at Carleton University: At-Risk Scholars Find New Home at Carleton.

Read more about Professor Melanie Adrian’s innovative and award winning work.