UBC suspends head of creative writing department

November 23, 2015

UBC announced last week that it had temporarily suspended the head of its creative writing department while the university investigates allegations made against him. No details have been released about the nature of the allegations directed toward UBC Professor and novelist Steven Galloway, but the university has stated that it is “conscious of not compromising the process going forward.” The creative writing department’s Interim Co-Chair Annabel Lyon said she was shocked by the news, adding, "as someone relatively close to this on the inside, you know, I think we all need to talk a step back and remember that confidentially is owed to many people involved." UBC’s Dean of Arts Gage Averill has reminded the university and the public that at this time, the allegations made against Galloway have yet to be investigated. National Post | CBC | Toronto Star