UManitoba investigators overwhelmed by harassment, rights complaints: Free Press

May 14, 2019

The Winnipeg Free Presshas learned that the University of Manitoba's Human Rights and Conflict Management Office was contacted 5,577 times in the past six fiscal years, with 334 informal and 71 formal complaints overseen by a department that consists of just four employees. As the university works on its upcoming budget, UManitoba spokesman John Danaka said that the administration "intends to continue to increase funding in sexual violence supports." The questions around sexual violence support staffing coincide with allegations of sexual and financial misconduct involving Peter Jones, the founding director of the Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals. Jones announced his retirement last week, raising concerns over whether the misconduct investigation will be completed. Winnipeg Free Press (MB)