University of Guelph professor on leave after assault charges
John Kissick, a fine arts professor, charged with assault after ex-girlfriend posted video online
The University of Guelph says fine arts professor John Kissick, who's been charged with assault after a video surfaced online, is currently on leave while "university officials are reviewing the situation."
Kissick is currently facing two charges of assault and one charge of assault with a weapon, according to information from court documents provided to CBC News.
Last month, his ex-girlfriend Talia Yeo posted a video of an incident allegedly involving Kissick on her Instagram account and her personal Facebook page, saying that it wasn't a "one-off" incident.
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.