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UNBC senate criticises chancellor appointment process

The senate of the University of Northern British Columbia has complained that it was not consulted properly on the appointment of former Conservative minister James Moore as the university’s chancellor.

At its meeting on 9 December, the senate voted for its chairman and university president Daniel Weeks to tell the university’s board of governors that it did not engage sufficiently with the senate on Moore’s recruitment.

Many academics and students at the school say that Moore’s role in the government of former prime minister Stephen Harper, which muzzled scientists and opposed environmental regulations, means that he does not hold the university’s values.

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