VP Academic and Provost resigns

Do we really believe in the principles alluded to here in this post? I do!

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I’ve been silent on the issues surrounding the attack on academic freedom and tenure at the University of Saskatchewan last week.  It resulted in a number of posts, concerns, media scrums and the like, and ultimately in this open letter to the Chair of our Board of Governors.  

The Board of Governors is meeting now… as I write.  20 minutes before the meeting we received notice that the Vice President, Academic and Provost had resigned.  Here’s the notice released to the campus community from the President.


Members of the campus community,

Brett Fairbairn, provost and vice-president academic, tendered his resignation to me earlier today, and I have accepted it.

In his letter of resignation, Brett said, “My motive for offering my resignation is my genuine interest in the well-being of the University of Saskatchewan. I have been a long-time member of our university community including being a…

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