uCalgary student on probation for Facebook comments about professor

March 10, 2009

In November, a 19-year-old University of Calgary student was placed on 24 months of academic probation for comments he wrote on the wall of a Facebook group criticizing his former instructor in a law and society class. The student, who claims his comments were neither threatening nor inaccurate, had his probation reduced to 6 months after he appealed. The student says he got a "raw deal" because the instructor was allegedly in a relationship with the program head, who took part in deliberations for the discipline. Calgary Sun