Harassment complainants not told that Concordia prof exonerated

February 7, 2019

Two former creative writing students from Concordia University say they were recently surprised to learn that a professor they accused of sexual harassment had been cleared of any charges in September of 2018. Ibi Kaslik, one of the complainants, said that she approached Concordia Associate VP of Human Resources Carolina Willsher about the matter last month. According to Kaslik, Willsher declined to disclose any details because of privacy concerns. It was only after a lawyer emailed CBC on Monday stating that the professor had been cleared that Kaslik and the other complainant learned of Concordia’s decision. “They haven't actually done a process that is transparent,” said the second complainant. In a statement to CBC, Concordia praised the two women for coming forward. CBC (QC)