Brock to review presidential search process, faculty union files FOI request

September 9, 2016

Brock University has announced that it will conduct a third-party review of its presidential search process a week after the university parted ways with presidential appointee Wendy Cukier. The university has also extended the appointment of Acting President Brian Hutchings until September 30, 2016. Brock’s Faculty Union has criticized the school's administration for a lack of transparency on the Cukier decision, but a university statement notes that the school's board of trustees “typically does not deal with personnel issues in a public manner. This respect for an individual’s right to confidentiality is normal and legally expected in workplaces.” The Faculty Union has reportedly filed a Freedom of Information request to learn more about the details surrounding Cukier’s appointment. Globe and Mail | St Catharines Standard (Hutchings extension) | St Catharines Standard (FOI)