The university has spent nearly $650,000 to defend its reputation after a Facebook group known as the Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen exposed sexism and homophobia within the dentistry department last December. Quick looks at cases and more, in Halifax and Nova Scotia. 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. This repurposed meme is the only post Millet interacted with, but what does a "like" mean in this context? 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. Comments in the fourth post mention Vaseline and supersep (sic), more dental stuff. In December last year, Dalhousie University in Halifax launched an investigation into a complaint under the University’s Sexual Harassment Policy by a number of women about a Facebook group followed by 13 male students in the Faculty of Dentistry. 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. The Dalhousie University dentistry building is seen in Halifax on Jan. 12, 2015. Taking sexist images from the internet and making them worse is a bit of a specialty for the Gentlemen. 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. 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. 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. Those who finished 2 years of postgraduate, or a Masters degree are likely at least 25 years old. And to top it all off – the Gents are all graduating this week! In fact they got an education, with ‘value added’ as we say in the business world. Of the 38 four-year program students in the DDS2015 class 29 agreed to participate in the restorative justice process. HALIFAX—Students headed back to class at Dalhousie University’s dentistry school Monday, with some men … 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… 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. At a time when the city needs local coverage more than ever, we’re asking for your help to support independent journalism. Put a jab in the arm on your New Year’s resolution list. 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. 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. Remember, it's entirely possible to disagree without spiralling into a thread of negativity and personal attacks. I saw this before on another site? Read more about the work we do here, or consider making a voluntary donation using the button below. 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. GPA. 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. One issue for the MacIntoshes is the ASCC’s selective focus on only about 10 percent of the Facebook evidence. 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 Gents attended classes with the same female classmates who, just a few months before, the Gents wanted to “hate-fuck”, wanted to drug with chloroform and then fuck, and wanted to “bang” until the Gents’ “stress was relieved, or until the girl was unconscious.”. 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. Dr Leanne Easson. Florizone had help:  he had The Coast and the CBC who tacitly agreed to keep mum about the Gents’ names. 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