Ex-President Sues U of Saskatchewan Over Firing

June 4, 2015

The former president of the University of Saskatchewan has sued the institution to challenge her dismissal over a free speech issue on the campus, The StarPhoenix of Saskatoon reported.

Ilene Busch-Vishniac was fired a year ago after the controversial dismissal by the university of its public health dean for disagreeing in public with a reorganization plan pushed by Busch-Vishniac. Many academics at Saskatchewan and elsewhere criticized what they said was unwillingness by the university's leaders to hear dissent. Busch-Vishniac claims in her lawsuit that politicians and university administrators illegally interfered with the decisions of the university's board, and that the board violated its own procedures when it called an emergency meeting and fired her without cause.

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