University of Calgary Charges Pro-Life Students With Non-Academic Misconduct, Issues Warning, Repeats Threat of Expulsion

The University of Calgary has issued a formal warning to eight members of Campus Pro-Life over their use of graphic images on campus. The university stopped short of expelling the students, but repeated the threat of expulsion, promising stiffer sanctions in the future.

They plan to appeal the verdict.

“We did not break a single university bylaw or regulation, and so we will defend ourselves accordingly. We will also not cease exercising our rights to free speech just because they’re threatening us,” club president Alanna Campbell said.

“I’d rather be expelled as a principled person than graduate a coward.”

Last year, the University of Calgary tried to charge members of the club with trespassing on their own campus, but eventually backed down and dropped those charges. I bet officials are hoping they can stick to a non-academic misconduct charge and a warning, but these pro-lifers aren’t going to take that kind of bullying.

We haven’t heard the last of this one.

Blaise Alleyne completed a B. Sc. at the University of Toronto in 2009 with a major in Computer Science, and minors in English and Philosophy. He is currently a part-time student in the Master of Theological Studies program at Regis College, U of T. Blaise has been involved with UTSFL since becoming a member in 2005, and is now focused on education and activism with the club.

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  1. […] held each semester. Previously, the University of Calgary had also charged the pro-life club with non-academic misconduct and trespassing. The club is still appealing the non-academic misconduct charge. “From the […]

  2. […] tried the trespassing charge again, but they’re trying to bully the students with non-academic misconduct charges and the threat of expulsion. I could be wrong, but I don’t remember seeing images of […]

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