U of S administrators heading to court to keep veto power
University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association says presidents should not have veto power
Administrators at the University of Saskatchewan will be heading to court next week.
The university wants to maintain the ability for university presidents to veto tenure appointments.
In February, an arbitrator ruled against the university, saying then-university president Peter MacKinnon shouldn't have vetoed the appointment of a professor.
Now, the University of Saskatchewan is appealing that decision in court.
The University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association says it's not happy the university is trying to keep the veto power.
"Effectively, you have all this power given to one individual to take away people's jobs," faculty association spokesperson Eric Neufeld said. "This goes against many years of trust in the collegial process of tenure."
The case will be heard at Saskatoon's Court of Queen's Bench on July 23rd.