Carleton, UOttawa athletes and academics call to cut ties with Lions due to misconduct allegations

July 14, 2021
Athletes and academics from Carleton University and the University of Ottawa are calling on their institutions to cut ties with the Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club in response to investigations of historical sexual misconduct. CBC says that several coaches have been investigated for sexual misconduct, and several students alleged that they had experienced emotional abuse. Both universities have reportedly held a contract with the Lions for years. “Other universities have developed the resources within, whereas the University of Ottawa and Carleton have contracted them out,” said UOttawa professor Audrey Giles. CBC (ON)