Brock cancels course slated to taught by disgraced professor


Brock University has cancelled the upcoming history course that was going to be taught by David Schimmelpenninck.

Schimmelpenninck was investigated for sexual harassment at the school in 2014.

The internal investigation found he gave a female student alcohol and inappropriately touched her.

He hasn’t taught since 2016 but was poised to return to teach an elective second-year course this week.

After widespread criticism on the decision to have Schimmelpenninck return, the university announced Wednesday that the course had been cancelled.

The school released a statement on the matter saying:

“The University takes very seriously the right of every member of the Brock community to work and study in a respectful and safe environment. Brock will be accelerating the previously scheduled review of its Sexual Violence and Harassment Policy.”

Brock students seemed happy with the decision to cancel the course.

The school says the decision to bring Schimmelpenninck back was made by an arbitrator appointed by the Ministy of Labour.


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