Brandon U president responds to students' academic concerns relating to strike

October 17, 2011

In a communiqué to students, some of whom have raised concerns about possible academic penalties that might arise due to the current faculty strike, Brandon University Deborah Poff writes that "students have a right not to cross a picket line; it is an act of political and moral conscience, and Brandon University will not discriminate against students for their political beliefs." Each faculty member will be responsible for ensuring fairness in teaching and making the necessary accommodations in his or her class, states Poff, who adds that she trusts that "all teachers will treat students' concerns arising from the job action with respect." If students have any immediate academic-related concerns, Poff asks that they contact the dean of their faculty or school. Communiqué