academic freedom

Private company to examine Shirkhanzadeh case amid new allegations

A decade of allegations against Queen’s— for research misconduct, violated academic freedom and institutional non-compliance — are now being investigated by an external body.Continue...

Professor's academic freedom violated, report finds

According to a report published last month by a national union association, Queen’s has taken steps over the past 10 years to silence an engineering professor who attempted to expose evidence of research misconduct.Continue...

Freedom requires balance

Students have occasionally voiced concern about professors who express ideas in the classroom that seem to go beyond the curriculum.Continue...

Shirkhanzadeh firing won’t proceed to further arbitration

On Sept. 12, seated around a boardroom table at the Four Points Sheraton, representatives from Queen’s administration, it’s faculty union, and recently-fired professor Morteza Shirkhanzadeh went into a closed session mediation.Continue...

Whistle-blower Morteza Shirkhanzadeh fired

After 27 years of teaching, an 11-year case and hundreds of letters exchanged with Queen’s administration, Professor Morteza Shirkhanzadeh received his final letter from the University administration on Monday announcing his termination.Continue...

Queen’s suspends professor for a month after insubordination investigation

On June 29, Queen’s administration sent a letter to engineering Professor Morteza Shirkhanzadeh, asking him not to attend work or perform duties for a month. It’s the third time in a year he’s been suspended without pay.Continue...

Laurentian Prof: where do we draw the line between useful profanity and going too far?

Dr. Michael Persinger, a professor at Laurentian University, was recently removed from teaching a first-year psychology course due to his practice of handing out a waiver for students to sign, notifying them of his use of foul language during the course.Continue...

“Get Science Right” campaign comes to Queen’s

“There is a war on science in Canada,” Professor John Smol said, as he addressed a packed room of over 100 local researchers, professors and graduate students at Botterell Hall, Thursday afternoon.Continue...

Letter to the editor: Shirkhanzadeh on his third strike

Professor Shirkhanzadeh has been found guilty of harassment. What farce.Continue...

Breaking: Professor suspended for three days for workplace harassment

Last updated: Aug. 20 at 11:04 p.m.
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Professor Morteza Shirkhanzadeh learned on Monday that he would be suspended for three days without pay for workplace harassment....Continue...

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