UNBC senate formally opposes chancellor appointment

December 14, 2015

The University of Northern British Columbia’s senate is formally opposing the process that was used to select former Conservative cabinet minister James Moore as chancellor. A majority of members voted to have UNBC president Daniel Weeks inform the school’s board of governors that it did not sufficiently consult with the senate regarding Moore’s appointment. The appointment of Moore has faced backlash from a number of alumni, students, and faculty members. Brian Menounos, a faculty senator and the Canada Research Chair in Glacier Change, says “a chancellor is supposed to unify a community, not divide it. The amount of controversy this has caused, and division at the university, is really unfortunate.” Prince George Citizen | Globe and Mail