Fired Dean at U. of Saskatchewan Won't Get His Post Back

May 29, 2014

Robert Buckingham's controversial firing at the University of Saskatchewan ultimately led to the dismissal of the president and the resignation of the provost. But that doesn't mean he will get his deanship back. Buckingham was dismissed as dean of public health because he publicly disagreed with President Ilene Busch-Vishniac's "TransformUS" plan to reorganize the university, spurring significant faculty anger. The Globe and Mail of Toronto reported that a version of the restructuring plan will proceed -- though almost certainly with a new name, to distance it from the controversy. After initially being stripped of his faculty job and tenure in addition to his deanship, Buckingham was restored to the faculty.

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