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. Half of the male students in the graduating dentistry class at Dalhousie University will be missing from the classroom on Monday when the faculty resumes courses for the winter term. Dining out is the latest trend to make a comeback in 2021. The glimpse inside the hearing process that the MacIntoshes have provided is both rare and valuable. 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. Dalhousie interview invites are sent out today lets share our stats Invite/reject IP/OOP. Quick looks at cases and more, in Halifax and Nova Scotia. He and his lawyers were asking the academic standards class committee to conclude—based on a reading of the 40-something screenshots of Facebook posts Dalhousie’s been given—that the 13 "Gentlemen" didn’t participate equally in the group's hateful conversations and therefore don't equally deserve suspension. This is our #rst time speaking publicly about our experience this year. Those who finished 2 years of postgraduate, or a Masters degree are likely at least 25 years old. Frank Magazine ran photos and bios of most of the Dal dental class of 2015. Its value as evidence against Millet is questionable, however: He testified at the Tuesday hearing that he’d never seen the photo before. 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. It goes so far as to state “The Faculty of Dentistry considers that interruptions during class, such as talking and use of cellular telephones, are examples of unprofessional behaviour.” So it's not much of a stretch to think that if talking too much in class can lead to permanent dismissal, talking about attacking your classmates is probably a dismissal-worthy offence. 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. Ridiculous? Leadbetter simply says "I would reaffirm that we are committed to a just process.". Congrats! 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… The manual’s Student Code of Professional Conduct has a long list of things students should do to demonstrate their professionalism, such as “Respect all races, ethnicities, religions, genders, beliefs and values of fellow students. The Gents never had to face the public’s wrath on a personal level – as their identities continue to be protected by the top administration and the board at Dalhousie. And to top it all off – the Gents are all graduating this week! How many of them were in the Gentlemen’s Club? 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One issue for the MacIntoshes is the ASCC’s selective focus on only about 10 percent of the Facebook evidence. After paying the sky-high tuition fees to attend the Dal dental school, double for the international students, the members of the Class of DDS Gentlemen 2015 also received mini-courses in law, sociology, women’s studies and human rights. 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.”. No sense dragging the Gents’ names through the mud. 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. Of the 38 four-year program students in the DDS2015 class 29 agreed to participate in the restorative justice process. One Gent faced a Dalhousie University disciplinary committee for acting as a whistleblower. GPA. Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Dentistry has been providing students with an outstanding education since its founding in 1908. She wonders whether restorative justice can bring together values such as love and compassion with the need for justice and accountability. HALIFAX—Students headed back to class at Dalhousie University’s dentistry school Monday, with some men … Twelve of the men were members of the men’s private Facebook group at … To rephrase that, our time in the restorative justice process is officially coming to a close Activist Court Support: Kinder Morgan wants permanent ban... GROUNDWIRE OCTOBER 8 | MMIW HEARINGS AND VIGILS, MASS DEMONSTRATION AGAINST RACISM, MB CARBON TAX, GroundWire | March 27, 2017 | Ceremony and healing for Indigenous youth suicides, 5 days for homelessness, and west coast pipelines. Can you support independent journalists with $5? There are 46 students in the fourth-year dentistry class… 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. This repurposed meme is the only post Millet interacted with, but what does a "like" mean in this context? Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen videos and latest news articles; GlobalNews.ca your source for the latest news on Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen . I saw this before on another site? If you want to be like the ASCC, you won’t look at them.). In fact Dal President Florizone admitted that the convocation list would likely not reveal hints about which Facebook group members are in fact graduating. The six posts in question are below, with names and avatars obscured. These days, virtually all students need at least one university degree to enter dental school. We are committed as always to providing free access to readers, particularly as we confront the impact of COVID-19 in Halifax and beyond. “The men have taken ownership of their actions,” he says. We have the right to remove (and you have the right to report) any comments that go against our policy. I'm glad that for once you posted a photo of a woman without talking about doing sexual violence to her? If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to figure out how to facetime your family in Moncton. Lawyers for Ryan Millet, the dentistry student who blew the whistle on the “Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen,” held a press conference Wednesday morning to share the news that Dalhousie is still bungling this whole Facebook situation. of 17. After four and a half hours, they asked for an adjournment. At a time when the city needs local coverage more than ever, we’re asking for your help to support independent journalism. Bruce MacIntosh, the dad in the father-daughter team of lawyers representing Dalhousie dental student Ryan Millet, at his press conference. The Media Co-op's flagship publication features in-depth reporting, original art, and the best grassroots news from across Canada and beyond. Tags: Dalhousie University, Justice, Image. In fact they got an education, with ‘value added’ as we say in the business world. Dalhousie University Dentistry Student Faces Disciplinary Hearing ... Facebook group linked to Dalhousie University's fourth-year dentistry class. The manual warns that "Repeated or blatant unprofessional behaviour may result in a temporary suspension or permanent dismissal from the Faculty.". In the same vein, two posts that describe drugging women with chloroform and nitrous oxide—tools of the dentist’s trade—are arguably dental misogyny rather than misogyny by and towards students in a faculty that happens to be dentistry. Some even have earned a Master’s degree before being accepted into the dental school. Thank you for your support! 1-17 The bill outlining the costs associated with Dalhousie's Dentistry School scandal has arrived — and it's a big one. One of the chosen posts shows a patient lying face-down in an operating room, and likely the ASCC latched onto it because it seems a clear-cut violation of professional ethics by breaching patient confidentiality. Accountability, or ownership, must be transparent. Calling itself the “Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen's Club”, some members of the group made disturbing and demeaning comments about … Posts included a poll on which female classmates they would have “hate” sex with and mention of chloroforming their female classmates. After graduating from Acadia University with a Bachelor of Science with honours in biology in 2011, Dr. Easson attended Dalhousie Dentistry, graduating in 2015 with a doctor of dental surgery degree. 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. The program provides instruction in medical sciences, dental diagnostic sciences, preventive dentistry, communications and clinical dentistry. 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 Students learn and practice in our state-of-the-art clinic and lab facilities from nationally and internationally recognized faculty members. It was not just the women in the dental school who were owed apologies and explanations. They agreed to help rehabilitate the Gents. 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. Not one of Gents has stepped forward to admit to anything, including his name. 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. The MacIntoshes certainly felt the hearing wasn't interested in the whole truth. And the men dental students had the pleasure of attending many co-ed classes with the same female classmates whom the Gents named and rated according to the women’s body size and appearance on the Gentlemen’s Facebook page. It is ironic that restorative justice, which began as an alternative to punishment --such as imprisonment-- especially for underprivileged people who broke the law, is now being used by the privileged to protect them from penalty or punishment. 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. 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. Another is that before the hearing Dal provided a list of rules Millet is considered to have broken—a list the lawyers had prepared to speak to—yet at the hearing the list of violations was considerable longer. A global community of alumni. (The Coast obtained Dal’s collection, and published many of them in December, as you can see here. And without a full assessment of the Facebook posts, can the public fully trust any of the suspended students if and when they are allowed back in the clinic to treat people? 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. 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. “It’s irrevocably broken, it’s just not working,” was Bruce’s assessment. With the year we’ve had, we trust you know that we do not say that lightly. Why has the Dalhousie Dentistry Student Society been silent through this? 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