Thursday, June 23, 2016

Author Steven Galloway fired from UBC after investigation of ‘serious allegations’

Yeah, baby. Yeah.
Award-winning Canadian author Steven Galloway has been fired by the University of British Columbia, which cited “a record of misconduct that resulted in an irreparable breach of the trust placed in faculty members.”

His dismissal – which comes without severance or a package – follows a months-long investigation by the university and a retired judge brought in to oversee the file.

But the faculty association released a statement late on Wednesday that said all but one of the allegations against Mr. Galloway were not substantiated.

Philip Steenkamp, UBC’s vice-president of external relations, indicated a principal complainant and then others came forward, but would not disclose the nature of the allegations, which were identified as “serious” when Mr. Galloway was suspended last November as associate professor and chair of the creative writing program.

“I’m absolutely bound by privacy legislation on that point,” Dr. Steenkamp told The Globe and Mail.

But The Globe has spoken over the past few months with several of the complainants, whose allegations include sexual harassment as well as creating a toxic environment at the program.

Those complainants – including former students – allege Mr. Galloway fostered a sexualized atmosphere, drank regularly with students and played favourites – bringing some students into his inner circle while casting others out.  (more...)


Why can't they just come out and say it?

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