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Crisis plan could have minimized Dalhousie fallout

Thursday, July 09, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Christopher Guly

A crisis response protocol could have minimized fallout for Dalhousie University over last December’s Facebook scandal involving misogynistic and sexually violent comments posted by 13 fourth-year male dentistry students, according to Ottawa corporate litigator Todd Burke.

“Having an individual come forward with allegations that were as serious as the ones ultimately uncovered called for a broad institutional response, and one of the things that seems to have been problematic was confusion as to how to handle a crisis of that nature,” said Burke, a partner at...