research misconduct

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...

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...

Teaching profs deserve an equal pedestal

A growing trend across Canadian universities is the “teaching class”, university instructors who are hired on short contracts to teach classes on an hourly basis and for lower pay than more ‘elite’ professors who spend their days researching.Continue...

Reporting system is broken

In the last few months, I’ve read with interest articles in the Journal regarding Dr. Mort Shirkhanzadeh and his concerns over research integrity, and the various Letters to the Editor on the subject.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...

Queen’s professor has papers retracted

The CDIO Initiative in Sweden retracted four conference papers written by a Queen’s professor of engineering on July 1 following a directive from Queen’s University.Continue...

Teachers' association questions University’s actions

The University’s attempts to prevent the release of a report on alleged violations of academic freedom are unprecedented, according to the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT).Continue...

UPDATED August 19: Timeline of the Shirkhanzadeh academic freedom case

An updating timeline of Dr. Shirkhanzadeh's allegations of research misconduct at Queen'sContinue...