@ubcnews time to apologize to Gupta & #UBC members #ubc100 #ubcclean #ubcnews #bced

by Stephen Petrina on February 2, 2016

The management and legitimacy crisis at the University of British Columbia is growing worse. Putting out fires from crisis to crisis, the University’s public relations has been a disaster from day one.

Following the release of Freedom of Information records, replete with embedded files– smoking guns– UBC has had little to no comment. The first comment was “UBC will not be commenting.” No comment… from the VP External Relations and University Counsel.

The second comment elaborated on a technicality: “it is necessary to take the additional step of “sanitizing” the [FoI] PDF file to remove the hidden copies of the unredacted attachments.

“UBC deeply regrets the error that led to this privacy breach,” University Counsel continued.

That’s it? That’s the extent of the apology? A technical regret for a failure to sanitize?

Advice to the VP External Relations and University Counsel: 1) Apologize to Dr. Gupta. 2) Publicly apologize to the faculty, staff, and students of UBC.

That would be a start…


Peter 02.02.16 at 9:03 pm

Totally agree.

Peter 02.02.16 at 9:26 pm

To add to that, and in addition, the entire Board of Governors of UBC should resign, right now.

Stephen Petrina 02.03.16 at 12:42 pm

Please keep adding Peter, as 2+2 = 5 with UBC’s BoG. Things are not adding up…

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