University of Guelph professor on leave after assault charges

The University of Guelph says professor John Kissick is on leave while "officials are reviewing the situation."

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This story has been edited from the original. Photos of the individuals involved have been removed. Charges were dropped and allegations were never proven in court, and were supplanted by peace bonds entered into in January and February, 2020 by the individuals. This story has been modified from the original to reflect that.


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The University of Guelph says fine arts professor John Kissick, who was charged with assault after a video surfaced online, is currently on leave while "university officials are reviewing the situation." 

Last month, his ex-girlfriend Talia Yeo posted a video of an incident allegedly involving Kissick on her Instagram account and her Facebook page. 

In a statement to CBC News, the university says it "takes matters that affect the safety and well-being of its students, faculty and staff seriously, and there are policies and processes in place to address such allegations." 

Kissick is on leave, "which is standard procedure during such a review," the statement said. 

Requests to John Kissick for comment have not been returned.