Leader of inquiry into U of T’s hiring resigns

December 11, 2020
Bonnie Patterson has resigned as the leader of the inquiry into the University of Toronto’s cancelled hiring of a new director of the International Human Rights Program. The Globe and Mail says that this is the second significant shift in the inquiry. U of T President Meric Gertler said that Patterson resigned after doubts were raised about “the credibility of the report she was to have prepared,” but that both Gertler and Patterson do not “accept the validity of these claims.” David Robinson, executive director of the CAUT, said that “it appears the university is responding to serious gaps in the review and the ongoing mishandling of the matter.” The inquiry will be led by former Supreme Court justice Thomas Cromwell. Globe and Mail (Subscriber) (ON)