Statement Regarding UTSC Dean Halpern Resignation

With news of Rick Halpern’s resignation as Dean of The University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, we cannot speculate on the nature of his departure. We still believe that the university has failed to address the concerns outlined in our letter to President Gertler, specifically those related to our continued call for an independent investigation into how the course in question came to be approved, and to why the university continues to defend the pseudoscience taught in this course. However, we are encouraged by the administration’s willingness to discuss our concerns further, as we will be meeting with the Vice-President and Provost, Cheryl Regehr, as well as Vice-President Goel, in the coming days to address our unresolved questions.