Friday, October 22, 2010
This is Canada::: University professors deny a student's freedom of thought and beliefs
The University of Ottawa (Ottawa, Canada) likes to brand itself "Canada's university".
It's officials believe it to be notably representative of Canadian society. This may well be true.
Recently, the great institution had to be ordered to comply with Ontario access to information (ATI) law (IPC Order PO-2852-I).
The obtained records exposed a nasty campaign against an applicant for graduate studies to the physics department in which the student's personal information about his beliefs and about his academic record were illegally used and disclosed.
In particular, one record shows physics professor Andre Longtin reversing his acceptance of graduate student applicant Joseph Hickey based on the student's "newly acquired activism beliefs".