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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The 2013 IRON FIST award goes to Julie Beauchamp, most ruthless administrator of students, says SAC-SFUO

Julie Beauchamp, Telfer School of Management
Every year the Student Appeal Centre (SAC) of the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) selects one U of O administrator to be named for, in the SAC-SFUO's opinion, being "ruthless", having "contempt for student rights", and displaying an "overall lack of fairness".

The opening paragraph of the 2013 award description reads (LINK-SFUO-web-site):

"After careful consideration among many contenders, the Student Appeal Centre of the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa awards the Iron Fist for the most unjust University of Ottawa Administrator to Julie Beauchamp, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Telfer School of Management. Ms. Beauchamp’s actions meet the criteria for the Iron Fist award which include ruthlessness, contempt for student rights, and overall lack of fairness in decision making." [Emphasis added.]

The SFUO award description details the SAC-SFUO's stated reasons for its choice of Ms. Beauchamp.

The past winners of the SAC-SFUO Iron Fist are Marie-Josée Berger (2011) and Thiery Giordano (2012).

U of O Watch welcomes all comments, including any full response from Ms. Beauchamp.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What was alleged by the University? What did they claim these students did?