Saturday, July 20, 2024

Andrew Irvine

: Senior Fellow

Expert Overview

Andrew Irvine FSCC holds degrees from the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Western Ontario and Sydney University. He is a professor and past department head in the Department of Economics, Philosophy and Political Science at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus. He has also served as vice-chair of the UBC Board of Governors, as president of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, and as a member of the board of directors of Canada’s Society for Academic Freedom and Scholarship.

An advocate of traditional democratic civil liberties, he has written about the importance of free speech rights and the rule of law in both modern and ancient democracies. He has held visiting positions at several Canadian and American universities, and holds courtesy appointments in mathematics at UBC Okanagan and in philosophy at the University of Athens.