Appointment of new UNBC chancellor faces backlash

December 2, 2015

An anonymous person identifying her or himself as a university senator created a petition last week asking the University of Northern British Columbia to reverse its decision to install James Moore as the school’s new chancellor. By Monday evening, the petition had garnered more than 900 signatures, among which were the names of alumni, faculty, and students. Much of the criticism of Moore’s appointment centers on his past role as a cabinet minister in various positions under the federal Conservative government. UNBC Board of Governors Chair Ryan Matheson said that the school plans to "move forward by continuing to have the discussion, by having open dialogue about this and understanding the concerns from the faculty and from the staff and from the alumni." Prince George Citizen (Faculty response) | Prince George Citizen (Online Response) | CKNW