CAUT investigates UoGuelph vet college following faculty complaints

February 16, 2012

The Canadian Association of University Teachers is investigating concerns by faculty and veterinarians at the University of Guelph's Ontario Veterinary College. 5 grievances have been brought forward to UoGuelph's faculty association in the past 2 years. The allegations include improper procedural practices into investigations of faculty members' behaviour; inappropriate practices in hiring decisions; intimidation of faculty and veterinarians by OVC administration; refusal to recognize teaching done by veterinarians; and the failure to hire any continuing appointments in the teaching hospital since the first collective agreement was signed in 2008. A 2-person committee will take about 4 months to investigate the concerns raised. If the committee finds the allegations to be valid, it will prepare a report with recommendations for OVC. Guelph Mercury