Dal student faces discipline for Facebook post “targeting white people”

October 23, 2017

A student at Dalhousie University is facing disciplinary action for a Facebook post she wrote regarding Canada 150 celebrations. Simona Chiose reports that Masuma Khan, a vice-president of the Dalhousie Student Union, wrote a post on June 30, 2017 after facing criticism for a motion to have the student union not participate in Canada 150 celebrations. Her response used expletives and invoked the concept of white fragility in criticizing the Nova Scotia Young Progressive Conservatives, who made the initial criticism. After conducting an investigation, Dal vice-provost of student affairs, Arig al Shaibah, concluded that Khan violated the school's code of student conduct. Khan is defending herself with the help of Halifax law firm Nijhawan McMillan Barristers, which has taken on the case pro bono. Globe and Mail