uWaterloo faculty association blames lack of policy for Balsillie School affair

November 4, 2010

The University of Waterloo's faculty association says a lack of good policy at the institution was part of the problem with the controversial dismissal of Ramesh Thakur, the former director of the Balsillie School of International Affairs. The association says there were no policies to show how to evaluate and review Thakur, who was terminated in May. A memo states the faculty association "has for some time been concerned about the proliferation of schools, institutes, centres and so on that are not academic units but all of which have 'directors'" that are not covered by university policies. A Canadian Association of University Teachers investigation concluded that Thakur was unjustly fired. Waterloo Region Record