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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Friday, April 27, 2012

Thierry Giordano honoured for his 2007 viscious verbal attack against a graduate student

This year's Student Appeal Centre's annual award for the "most ruthless and/or unjust while showing little or no respect for students" administrator goes to science vice-dean Thierry Giordano for a private-office verbal intimation and threats he perpetrated against graduate student Philippe Marchand in 2007.

A long-overdue Iron Fist Award for Thierry Giordano, Vice-Dean Governance and Secretary, Faculty of Science (link)

The episode was recorded by the student and the sound tracks are available at the latter link.


Anonymous said...

Things must be going pretty well at UO if the 2012 recipient of this ridiculous award is being blamed for something he did in 2007.

Anonymous said...

2007? Yeah, that was like, a century ago.

Turns out there is no statute of limitation on being a jerk.

Anonymous said...

Well, I guess Mireille Gervais, a creature of Rancourt's, continues to do his bidding. Surprise, surprise. I'm glad someone at the time was standing up to the insanity.

But nothing is said of Marchand's secret recording, a criminal act in some places?

Anonymous said...

Ha! Who's gonna win next year, Roger Guindon?