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University of Ottawa’s A+ prof dismissed

Denis Rancourt’s is the first tenured professor to be kicked out in 25 years

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Denis Rancourt, a physics professor, was dismissed by the University of Ottawa last week for his unorthodox teaching style, including a statement that he wanted to give an A+ to every student in his upper-year physics class. According to the Association of Professors at the University of Ottawa, the prof’s dismissal is the first at the school in 25 years, and Rancourt reportedly is planning to grieve it. The Canadian Association of University Teachers has set up an inquiry committee to look into Rancourt’s relationship with the University in order to determine whether the prof’s academic freedom has been breached.

Calgary Herald

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