Great moments in Canadian human rights law

A dismissed law professor has won her bid to a hearing before a human rights tribunal on her claim that expecting her to submit work to peer-reviewed journals, which she had failed to do in her 11 years at the University of British Columbia, “is contrary to indigenous oral traditions.” [National Post]


  • Someone escaped “publish or perish”? That’s historic.

    • They’ve only agreed to hear her case. I suspect, though, that “the process is the punishment,” and the university will either give her tenure, or make some other sort of settlement.

  • Could this be the same law professor who never gave a written test to her students in the same 11 years?

  • This has apparently been dragging on for quite a while:

    “Lorna June McCue, who is of aboriginal race and ancestry, was turned down for tenure in June 2011 after 13 years at UBC’s Faculty of Law, before the university declined to reappoint her for the 2012/13 academic year. She alleges the decision was discriminatory on the basis of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, marital status, family status, and sex.”

    My only question to her would be: So you graduated from a schoo of lawl. Now did any of your professors either put forth any of the marlkey or accept from you any of this foolishness in your quest for a law degree. No? So you do understand the concept of law school. Case dismissed.

    But since it’s Canada so she’ll probably win something she doesn’t deserve. UBC’s mistake was in not giveing her the boot years earlier.

  • Is she paid in beads? Because if she gets a paycheck in real Canadian dollars, those are written traditions.