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

video of president allan rock at work

Saturday, December 10, 2011

"Joanne St. Lewis Threatens to Sue Student Senator over Blog" -- Student's-Eye View

As a recent development in the St. Lewis v. Rancourt matter, University of Ottawa student university-senate member Joseph Hickey reports "Joanne St. Lewis Threatens to Sue Student Senator over Blog" and has posted an email exchange with counsel for St. Lewis Richard Dearden, initiated by a Notice of Libel sent to Hickey, on the blog "Student-s-Eye View":

Joanne St. Lewis Threatens to Sue Student Senator over Blog

As background, all related posts about the lawsuit are HERE.

Links to all pleadings and court documents in the lawsuit are HERE.

A Law Times media article about the lawsuit is HERE.


Anonymous said...

I wonder if Christopher Guly also got Notice pursuant to his "Suit with racial tones to mediation", The Lawyers Weekly, 2 December 2011?

Steve E. Noble said...

Thank heaven this is a university where freedom of expression, dissent and critique are thriving!! Yeah, right. A National Post article yesterday stated that most Canadian universities are doing a horrible job of protecting free speech on campuses. In this day and age of hyper-vigilance around bullying, what we're seeing is an example of academic bullying and no pushback from those being repressed. As much as those in authority take their power, far too many who are victimized give up their power. Glad to be out of Academia where I no longer have to goose step to corporatized groupthink. And to remember that millions of people, through taxation and tuition, pay the salaries of those who repress young minds. For those less imaginative - these are just my opinion, so I'm not holding any of this as "fact", and as far as I am aware, I am free to express my conscience as a free citizen - so please no threats of suing. Sad that I even have to mention this in a debate about bullying on a university campus.... What I'm curious about is where is the rest of the outrage from the university community and broad society about academic bullying???