The MacIntoshes certainly felt the hearing wasn't interested in the whole truth. Tags: Dalhousie University, Justice, Image. All that uproar, and extra classes --still the Gents will graduate on time this Friday afternoon! And to top it all off – the Gents are all graduating this week! Dr Leanne Easson. We need to allow Dalhousie to investigate this matter fully and to allow it … Calling itself the “Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen's Club”, some members of the group made disturbing and demeaning comments about … And President Florizone and the people at the top want to keep it that way. Like many Canadians, I was shocked to hear that the path Dalhousie University has chosen to deal with members of the Facebook group 'Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen' will be a closed, internal and confidential process. 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It’s practically impossible that the ASCC has read the policy manual, as even a cursory skim would reveal the committee has enormous latitude for judging professionalism. Dalhousie interview invites are sent out today lets share our stats Invite/reject IP/OOP. (The Coast obtained Dal’s collection, and published many of them in December, as you can see here. Comments in the fourth post mention Vaseline and supersep (sic), more dental stuff. In this Facebook group, fourth year members of the Dalhousie University Dentistry School, using Dalhousie as their 'brand', promoted sexual violence including rape and rape aided by drugging females. 3.9. How can that be? Penalties for conviction are severe and may include expulsion from the University.” The “Hide the Salami” and penis tool posts are examples of plagiarism, the most common academic offence, as salami’s graphic comes from Some Ecards and the penis line is lifted from Urban Dictionary. Frank Magazine ran photos and bios of most of the Dal dental class of 2015. 1-17 Faculty of Dentistry alumni are at work in over 60 countries around the world, in practices, hospitals, universities, and volunteer clinics, helping to provide excellent oral health care to patients.. Our first four students graduated in 1912 and our first female dentist graduated in 1919. But Tuesday night’s hearing didn’t leave the lawyers MacIntosh feeling that Dal cared a whit for the kind of legal process that's used in the real world. Repeatedly since the existence of the group went public in December, Dal has invoked the need for “a just process.” Dal would like us to think this means that, despite the unruly mob’s cries for the 13 men to be immediately expelled, the school must honour the same sort of rights and procedures that civil society uses to judge anyone accused of wrongdoing. At a time when the city needs local coverage more than ever, we’re asking for your help to support independent journalism. What'll it take to see someone other than an old white man running this province? Four Dalhousie faculty members have come forward to file a formal complaint against the members of the "Class of DDS 2015" Facebook group. One issue for the MacIntoshes is the ASCC’s selective focus on only about 10 percent of the Facebook evidence. of 17. The Gents are men, not boys. In fact Dal President Florizone admitted that the convocation list would likely not reveal hints about which Facebook group members are in fact graduating. Maybe the ASCC read the Academic Policy Manual, and in the section about academic dishonesty discovered it had some mandate to act beyond the purview of strictly dental professionalism: “Academic offences will not be tolerated under any circumstances. Published March 2, 2015 . Yeah, shocker. Judy Haiven teaches in the Management Dept at the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary's University. read. Never harm or intend to harm other students by verbal, physical, emotional or physiological means.” They are also supposed to “Refrain from behaviour that would reflect poorly on the University.” Needless to say, this Facebook situation hasn’t exactly cast the school in a good light. In the class as a whole, more than ¼ were ‘mature’ students, many of them were married-- some had children. No sense dragging the Gents’ names through the mud. Students learn and practice in our state-of-the-art clinic and lab facilities from nationally and internationally recognized faculty members. Remember, it's entirely possible to disagree without spiralling into a thread of negativity and personal attacks. Afrom the PArticiPAntS from the clASS of DDS2015 s pArticipAnts in the restorative justice process from the Dalhousie Dentistry Class of 2015, we write to you again as our time in the process comes to a close. IP. Sign up now! Aren’t we a bit too fast with the compassion, she asks? The Provincial Dental Board has deep concern related to the social media postings on the Facebook group “Class of 2015 DDS Gentleman’s Club” at Dalhousie University. But there’s nothing similarly dentist-y in posts five and six, which talk of “Hide the Salami” and how the penis is a “tool used to wean and convert lesbians and virgins.”. Millet went before a disciplinary hearing Tuesday night in hopes of getting his suspension from clinical work lifted. The news breaks and Florizone gives his first response, but how much do we know? And so Dal leaves unanswered the bigger questions about the ASCC hearings: If the ASCC will disregard evidence that might be favourable to Millet, one of the least active in the Facebook group, will it also do the opposite and cherry pick evidence that makes the worst in the group seem innocent? Of the 38 four-year program students in the DDS2015 class 29 agreed to participate in the restorative justice process. We are committed as always to providing free access to readers, particularly as we confront the impact of COVID-19 in Halifax and beyond. This looks like a clear case of breaking a patient's confidentiality—at least for the guy who took the photo when he "went in to shadow" a doctor. An email released just before noon from DalhousieStatement@gmail.com states the complaint has been made under the university's code of student conduct, and not their sexual harassment policy. Let’s calculate how old these young Gents are: age 18 or 19 when they finished high school, plus four years for undergrad, that’s closing in on age 23. Nova Scotia hopes to vaccinate 75 percent of population by September 30, It's go time for skating and skate rentals at Halifax's beloved Oval, Halifax bars and restaurants permitted to re-open January 4, Showing I'm glad that for once you posted a photo of a woman without talking about doing sexual violence to her? A global community of alumni. Not one of Gents has stepped forward to admit to anything, including his name. To rephrase that, our time in the restorative justice process is officially coming to a close Published Friday, March 6, 2015 5:35PM EST Last Updated Friday, March 6, 2015 6:38PM EST The Dalhousie University dentistry building is seen in Halifax on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015… Surprisingly, some of the female dental classmates were good sports about it. Faculty of Dentistry, Dalhousie University Carleton Campus 5981 University Avenue PO Box 15000 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2 Patient inquiries: 1.902.494.2101 Academic inquiries: 1.902.494.2824 - Please note: The staff at this phone number cannot provide information related to patient/clinic services. Dental school is 4 years – that means the Gentlemen in the Facebook pages who are graduating this week must be at least 27 to 30 years of age. The bill outlining the costs associated with Dalhousie's Dentistry School scandal has arrived — and it's a big one. Note the December 2011 date on this post: The DDS Gentlemen talked about attacking their female classmates from early in their first year. Not the posts mocking faculty of dentistry staff, or referring to male classmates who had been in the group but left before the December 12 day of reckoning. Dalhousie President Florizone insists the restorative justice process was a success. Yet when confronted by about 50 Facebook posts, chock full of examples of unprofessional behaviour, the committee chose to narrow its vision to consider just a few. HALIFAX – A timeline of some of the key events in Dalhousie University’s handling of misogynistic comments posted on Facebook by some male dentistry students: Dec. 8: An unnamed student shows an offensive screenshot from Facebook to two Dalhousie officials. The glimpse inside the hearing process that the MacIntoshes have provided is both rare and valuable. Many of the women participated in the restorative justice process and became the Gentlemen’s tutors and their guides through the process and the new curriculum—and the women did it for free. Absolutely. This repurposed meme is the only post Millet interacted with, but what does a "like" mean in this context? One Gent faced a Dalhousie University disciplinary committee for acting as a whistleblower. We are two of the women from the Dalhousie Dentistry Class of 2015, and we are proud to be so. Mon., Jan. 12, 2015 timer 3 min. The WHO found out about the disease on New Year's Eve in 2019. HALIFAX—Students headed back to class at Dalhousie University’s dentistry school Monday, with some men … Is it funny when would-be dentists talk about using the tools of their trade to assault women? This is our #rst time speaking publicly about our experience this year. The program provides instruction in medical sciences, dental diagnostic sciences, preventive dentistry, communications and clinical dentistry. Yeah, shocker. Dec. 12: The student tells the school her complaint includes allegations of harassment and bullying […] Can you support independent journalists with $5? 22/19/23 For those who are interested in the past stats: For the information of potential applicants, the following is provided showing the characteristics of the applicants and entering class of 2014/2015. “It’s a very unhealthy situation.”, Here are the posts Dal’s ASCC considered as grounds to suspend Millet and perhaps the rest of the 13 students, six plucked from a pool of dozens of screenshots that Dalhousie was given. In fact they got an education, with ‘value added’ as we say in the business world. Absent this, we are left with Gents who have not had to perform one day of community service for free (except for the prescribed work in the university’s dental clinic), have not had to contribute one penny to a feminist cause, a women’s shelter or a social justice organization. Yeah, that sure is an unfortunate place to sit, whether the person is male or female, lol? And definitely not the posts where Millet tells the other men their misogyny has gone too far and should be apologized for. Quick looks at cases and more, in Halifax and Nova Scotia. There are 46 students in the fourth-year dentistry class… Bruce MacIntosh is representing Ryan Millet, a fourth-year dentistry student and one of the 13 members of the now defunct Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen on Facebook group. He think Dal’s senate (which he sees as the governing body above president Richard Florizone) needs to start the whole process from scratch to have any hope of recovering from the mess the school has made. The boys of the Dalhousie Dental School should get an A in their coursework. Strange: the media, especially the CBC, has previously gone to court for the right to reveal men’s names in other important cases, but not in this one. According to Dal’s Facebook fiasco FAQ, the “Academic Standards Class Committee has broad authority over academic performance, including professionalism.” It’s made up of dentistry course directors, it’s guided by the dentistry faculty’s Academic Policy Manual and it “will assess the situation of each student involved” in the Facebook group. No, but their privilege, their whiteness, their maleness and their total contempt for half the world’s people (women), including half of their classmates was stunning. She wonders whether restorative justice can bring together values such as love and compassion with the need for justice and accountability. Taking sexist images from the internet and making them worse is a bit of a specialty for the Gentlemen. “We are concerned about the fairness,” Sarah MacIntosh said at the press conference. Put a jab in the arm on your New Year’s resolution list. Those who finished 2 years of postgraduate, or a Masters degree are likely at least 25 years old. However, as father-daughter lawyer team Bruce and Sarah MacIntosh explained at their packed presser, what they discovered at the hearing is that the ASCC suspended Millet due to concerns about just six of the posts. GPA. Faith-based gatherings have a change in restrictions allowing them to take place between December 21 and January 10. Do you want free independent news delivered weekly? With the year we’ve had, we trust you know that we do not say that lightly. Millet went before a disciplinary hearing Tuesday night in hopes of getting his suspension from clinical work lifted. The Gentlemen were protected and their careers remain unblemished by their vicious Facebook postings. A close look at the publically-available information on the case of the Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen page shows a mass of contradictions, confusion and miscommunication. How many of them were in the Gentlemen’s Club? I feel uneasy about the use of restorative justice in the case of misogyny. “The men have taken ownership of their actions,” he says. Of course the rest of us in the wider community do not know the names of the Gents. Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen videos and latest news articles; GlobalNews.ca your source for the latest news on Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen . You don’t have to be a Dal law student to understand that a kangaroo court isn’t due process; theatre students may come across this concept in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial By Jury. What is more, a few days after the Dalhousie Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen’s group was outed, news surfaced that the Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry had quietly dealt with similar inappropriate misogynistic conduct after a female graduate dental student filed a formal How convenient for the Class of DDS Gentlemen. DAT(RC/ST/PAT) my stats: Invite. These days, virtually all students need at least one university degree to enter dental school. Dal refuses to talk about what's going on behind the hearing's closed doors, citing a commitment "to maintaining the confidentiality of that process," as Dal director of communications Brian Leadbetter puts it. There is no place in dentistry for this type of behaviour. None of which explains why the committee’s hearing would only consider six out of of nearly 50 questionable posts. Taken in its totality, the code has an incredibly wide net for things the ASCC can discipline students over, and allows that such discipline can include suspension, dismissal and, in some cases, expulsion. Accountability, or ownership, must be transparent. 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The photo of the person in an operating room may be a clear violation of patient confidentiality, as the poster implies he snapped the photo while accompanying a Dal doctor. All 29 members of Dalhousie’s dentistry school release statements in advance of update from the Academic Standards Class Committee by The Canadian Press Mar 2, 2015 Florizone had help: he had The Coast and the CBC who tacitly agreed to keep mum about the Gents’ names. These are not the posts asking which of their female classmates the men would like to sexually assault. We were honoured to be asked to speak today, and take this privilege seriously. Of the 29 students involved during the restorative process there were 15 men and 14 women. The very shocking and all too common outrage of misogyny ends with barely a whimper. If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to figure out how to facetime your family in Moncton. Dining out is the latest trend to make a comeback in 2021. Margarets, HRM hopes landlord registry will make a dent in the rental housing crisis, Men are behaving like assholes, and I’m sick of it, Starting today you can apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit. If you want to be like the ASCC, you won’t look at them.). The Media Co-op's flagship publication features in-depth reporting, original art, and the best grassroots news from across Canada and beyond. I saw this before on another site? Leadbetter simply says "I would reaffirm that we are committed to a just process.". Its value as evidence against Millet is questionable, however: He testified at the Tuesday hearing that he’d never seen the photo before. The boys of the Dalhousie Dental School should get an A in their coursework. Read more about the work we do here, or consider making a voluntary donation using the button below. Last Monday, Dalhousie posted "in its full, unedited form," an open letter to the university community from the 29 members of its Dentistry Class of 2015 participating in a … The Doctor in Dental Surgery program is a fully-accredited four year program, designed to graduate competent general dentists, who will be ethical, compassionate, caring, knowledgeable and skilled practitioners. “It’s irrevocably broken, it’s just not working,” was Bruce’s assessment. University of Alberta legal scholar Annalise Acorn expresses doubts about restorative justice in her book, Compulsory Compassion, a Critique of Restorative Justice. The six posts in question are below, with names and avatars obscured. The university community, women across this country, patients and staff in dental practices, plus the 3 000 who petitioned to expel the men from Dalhousie deserved to hear the Gents’ apologies and their commitment to fight misogyny, racism and sexism. 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