Institute of Population Health to close after uOttawa senate vote
Senate vote on Monday spells end of interdisciplinary health program
"This is definitely a pattern of doing things behind closed doors and not fulfilling promises," PhD student Reed Beall told CBC's Ottawa Morning, pointing to a 2014 letter from the vice president of research and vice president of academic programs, assuring students they would be consulted if the decision to cancel the program came around again.
"They've gone behind our backs and gone directly to the senate with this vote today," said Beall, who Beall is one of about 40 PhD students studying topics in epidemiology and health trends at the institute. "They never consulted us and we were promised that in writing."
The VP-Academic is Christian Detellier. The VP-Research is Mona Nemer.
In a statement, the university said the school will still offer a PhD in Population Health.