U of T to review search for IHRP staff, CAUT says investigation “flawed”

October 20, 2020

The University of Toronto is launching a review of their search for an administrative staff member to direct the International Human Rights Program (IHRP). U of T says that this review will provide transparency on the search process and the decision to “discontinue the candidacy of the search committee’s preferred candidate.” However, the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) Executive Director David Robinson noted “serious flaws” in U of T’s investigation, both in purpose and scope, and stressed that a truly independent review is necessary. The CAUT Executive Committee was set to review the case October 19. U of T | CAUT (ON)