Concordia suspends professor over "unfounded allegations"

October 14, 2010

Concordia University has suspended a philosophy professor from his teaching position due to "unfounded allegations" concerning the integrity and truthfulness of university administration, as well as for his repeated references to engineering professor Valery Fabrikant, who fatally shot 4 faculty members in August 1992. The Montreal Gazette reports that Vesselin Petkov has been running a vigorous e-mail campaign against Concordia, describing himself as the victim of "academic mobbing," or bullying, by colleagues. The university states Petkov's behaviour "is inappropriate and is perceived as threatening by some members of the Concordia community." The professor has filed a grievance against the suspension. Montreal Gazette