New Chancellor Drawing Criticism From UNBC Faculty

By CKPG News
December 1, 2015 - 1:25pm Updated: December 1, 2015 - 4:27pm

PRINCE GEORGE — UNBC’s Faculty Association is now adding its voice to the debate surrounding the selection of James Moore as the university’s 6th chancellor.

Faculty Association president Stephen Rader says the fact that so many members are against the appointment, speaks volumes. Rader believes the Board of Governors did a poor job consulting the UNBC community before offering Moore the high-profile position. He hopes the Board will reconsider its decision, or at the very least, address the concerns of faculty. Because of his close association with the Harper government, faculty members are worried about UNBC’s status as “Canada’s Green University.” They are also concerned about the freedom of scientists to conduct their work independently.

Right now, a petition against Moore’s selection as chancellor has drawn over 1000 signatures.

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