Report says Dal dentistry culture permitted “sexism, misogyny, homophobia, and racism”

June 30, 2015

An independent report investigating the scandal surrounding a misogynistic Facebook group at Dalhousie University has been released, saying that the culture of the Faculty of Dentistry permitted “incidents of sexism, misogyny, homophobia, and racism.” Furthermore, said panel chair Constance Backhouse, “This was not an isolated incident. And the status quo is unacceptable.” According to the report, one graduate said that the faculty existed in a “‘time warp,’ oblivious to social progress that has rendered some behaviour unacceptable.” Dal President Richard Florizone said that he accepted the findings of the panel, and that he hoped to have implemented the majority of the recommendations within 24 months. CBC | Globe and Mail | National Post (CP) | Full Report