Laurentian removes professor from first-year psychology course over language waiver

January 6, 2016

Laurentian University psychology professor Michael Persinger has been removed from teaching a first year psychology course, pending an investigation, after the Dean was made aware of a Letter of Understanding that Persinger had issued to his class. The letter informed students that Persinger would likely use language in class that was deemed “not in compliance with Laurentian University Policies” according to a statement issued by Laurentian. Persinger claims that students appreciate being able to “ask any question they want, no matter how politically incorrect, and we will discuss it in a rational way, using data more than emotional argument, … political correctness and … social agendas.” The Laurentian University Faculty Association has reportedly filed a grievance for violation of academic freedom. CBC