uCalgary Qatar campus employee sues university

November 13, 2008

Jacqueline Ryrie, on sick leave from her position as the public affairs director at the University of Calgary's Qatar campus, is suing the school for what she claims was a "toxic" work environment. Ryrie alleges that while on medical leave, her fellow employees were threatened with dismissal if they spoke to her about work-related matters. Apparently, Ryrie was in intensive care in August when she received letters from uCalgary telling her to vacate her villa by September 1. Ryrie is seeking $2 million for mental suffering, loss of wages, and punitive damages. uCalgary is not able to comment on the case as it is before the courts. The Gauntlet (student newspaper)