Former UManitoba jazz professor placed on leave for alleged harassment while employed at the school

September 18, 2017

A former jazz professor at the University of Manitoba has been placed on leave from his position at Boston’s Berklee College after the school discovered that the professor had been accused of sexual harassment while employed at UManitoba. Professor Steve Kirby’s conduct came under investigation at UManitoba after a group of current and former students made allegations of sexual misconduct against him in February. An internal investigation report obtained by CBC News concluded that at least one student's allegations of lewd comments and unwanted touching, hugging, and kissing had merit and constituted sexual harassment. Kirby has denied the allegations. CBC | Winnipeg Free Press (1) | Winnipeg Free Press (2)