Earlier this week, Steven Galloway was suspended with pay from his position as associate professor and acting chair of the creative writing department at the Vancouver school because of some “serious allegations” against him, dean of arts Gage Averill wrote in a memo.
An investigation had not yet begun when Averill announced Galloway’s suspension.
“No findings have been made about any wrongdoing by Prof. Galloway,” Averill said.
The suspension is the second time in six months a veil of secrecy has come over the UBC campus.
In August, it was revealed the university’s president, Dr. Arvind Gupta, had stepped down from his position just one year into a five-year term. The exact reason for his departure was never given, and while some said he faced racism, other reports said it likely had more to do with a rocky relationship with administration and the school’s board of governors.
On Friday, the school remained mum on the exact allegations against Galloway. Susan Denard, managing directorRead More »from Secrecy surrounds UBC professor’s suspension