Acadia fires controversial professor

September 14, 2018

CBC reports that Acadia University has fired Rick Mehta, a tenured psychology professor whose views on multiculturalism, Indigenous issues, and gender sparked controversy in the classroom and on social media. Acadia confirmed Mehta’s dismissal, but spokesperson Scott Roberts refused to disclose specifics to CBC. "The termination of a tenured professor is very serious, and AUFA has filed for arbitration while its senior grievance officer and legal counsel examine the administration's disciplinary procedures and evidence," wrote the Acadia University Faculty Association in a release. Mehta called the university’s decision “disappointing.” CBC | Montreal Gazette