U of O Watch mission, in the words of Foucault...

"One knows … that the university and in a general way, all teaching systems, which appear simply to disseminate knowledge, are made to maintain a certain social class in power; and to exclude the instruments of power of another social class. … It seems to me that the real political task in a society such as ours is to criticise the workings of institutions, which appear to be both neutral and independent; to criticise and attack them in such a manner that the political violence which has always exercised itself obscurely through them will be unmasked, so that one can fight against them." -- Foucault, debating Chomsky, 1971.

U of O Watch mission, in the words of Socrates...

"An education obtained with money is worse than no education at all." -- Socrates

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Professional ethics complaint against former BOG Chairman Marc Jolicoeur

The former chairman of the Board of Governors (BOG) of the University of Ottawa, lawyer Marc Jolicoeur, BLG law firm, was ultimately responsible for the final decision to fire former tenured physics professor Denis Rancourt and then the law firm that he directs in Ottawa accepted legal work representing the University against Rancourt in a matter that arose as a result of the firing.

Not surprisingly, this is explicitly against the Rules of Professional Conduct of the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC).

Rancourt filed a formal complaint against Jolicoeur on February 26, 2011, HERE.

The LSUC has received the complaint and assigned it LSUC File Number 2011-95023, HERE.

The LSUC must decide if it will refer the file to its disciplinary process. It may also be necessary for the LSUC to do an in depth investigation of the complaint involving interviewing various parties.

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