I’d like to pay my respects to those of you who are still hanging in there. I’d also like to salute Carmen Aguirre, whose public statements on the Galloway case have been particularly lucid and incisive from the beginning. And since it has lately been suggested that we all pack up and go home, I’d […]
I support the principle of due process behind the letter and don’t wish to remove my name. I also believe the site has served its purpose and should be taken down. I don’t consider these positions to be mutually exclusive.
I have remained silent regarding the Steven Galloway Investigation at UBC because I not only know Steven but I also know a lot of the complainants—including the Main Complainant. I wanted to wait until the facts came out and the grievance had been heard and the Arbitrators had published their decision before voicing my opinion. […]
I am adding my name to this letter as a writer, a writing teacher, and as a former graduate of the UBC Writing department. Let me say first that I have no allegiance to Steve Galloway or the MC, but I am saddened by the fact that this scandal has destroyed at least one person’s […]
WHY I SIGNED THE LETTER Like the majority of my women friends, I have been sexually harassed and sexually abused. I was a child, the perpetrators were men, and they were strangers. I told my parents about only one of the incidents. I don’t remember what my parents did, beyond my mother asking again and […]
I don’t know Galloway well–I have seen him a few times at literary festivals but when I heard about his department arresting him in Ohio, and then later UBC dismissing him with terse but weirdly suggestive allegations that he was a threat in the classroom without a fuller explanation, I started to think the university […]
If you can get past the extravagant amount of heat vs light that’s been expended by all of us on this issue – all the signatories of all the letters both pro and con — since UBC issued its first press release about Galloway’s suspension well over a year ago now, consider this: There is […]
Due process for all.
Why did I sign? To join with my fellow signatories and others in calling for transparency and due process for the benefit of all involved. And there’s the rub: the letter fell seriously short when it came to those last two words, “all involved.” To anyone who felt angry, afraid or abandoned as a result, […]
“Look for a long time at what pleases you, and longer still at what pains you…” Advice to a young writer, from the French novelist Colette. I am thinking of that advice, as I search for words to answer the question of why I signed the “UBC Accountable” letter requesting fairness and due process for […]