Dalhousie dentistry school to give update after Facebook scandal

HALIFAX - A Dalhousie University senator says a lack of information received ahead of a presentation today from the Dentistry school stifles any chance of meaningful conversation about whether there has been progress in addressing misogyny and sexism.

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Members of the Dentistry school in Halifax are scheduled to make a 20-minute presentation at the senate meeting.

But senator and professor Francoise Baylis says it's not clear what exactly the presentation will address.

She says senators did not receive any material to review prior to the meeting, noting they had more than 500 pages of documents to review for other items on the agenda.

Baylis says the lack of information received ahead of the presentation is frustrating and disrespectful.

Dalhousie spokesman Brian Leadbetter says the school will provide an update on progress made in enhancing communication, curriculum renewal, community outreach initiatives, reducing isolation and current accreditation processes within the faculty.

The Dentistry school was rocked by a scandal early last year that saw 13 fourth-year male dentistry students suspended for being members of a Facebook page that contained sexually violent content about their female classmates.



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