Boston College prof arrested in Canada suspended by institution

July 25, 2012

Boston College has suspended assistant professor Dominic Papineau pending the outcomes of criminal proceedings against him in Canada, where he faces charges for allegedly threatening to bomb ore mines during a geological research trip with 5 students to remote Labrador earlier this month. During the multi-day field expedition, Papineau was arrested by Quebec Provincial Police, who say he was among a group protesting the Plan Nord development project. Papineau says he is "convinced" that he will be "fully exonerated of the charges," which he says were the result of someone misinterpreted a joke he made. Boston Globe