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Dalhousie student Ryan Millet's hearing ends in Facebook scandal

Ryan Millet, one of the Dalhousie University dentistry students linked to a Facebook page containing sexually violent postings, finished his appearance before a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday.

No decision from faculty of dentistry's academic standards committee

Holding his wife's hand, Ryan Millet arrived for the second part of his disciplinary hearing on Wednesday. (CBC)

Ryan Millet, one of the Dalhousie University dentistry students linked to a Facebook page containing sexually violent postings, finished his appearance before a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday.

The hearing, which wrapped up late in the afternoon, went on for nine hours over two days.

Millet and his lawyer, Bruce MacIntosh, appeared before the hearing for 4½ hours last week. The proceedings ended after MacIntosh asked for an adjournment over complaints that it was unfair.

Millet arrived at Dalhousie University on Wednesday morning holding his wife's hand.

"We are going to hold comments until after the hearing, but we appreciate you guys coming," he said to reporters gathered.

The hearing wrapped up at around 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

"I did feel like there was a chance for me to share some of my perspective on the whole story and that was good," Millet said after he left the hearing.

MacIntosh said any further comment would not be appropriate until after a decision is rendered. He expects that will be early next week.

The faculty of dentistry's academic standards committee is looking into Millet's role in a private Facebook group that contained misogynistic content about female classmates at Dalhousie University.

The school stripped him and 12 other male fourth-year students of clinical duties and put them in separate classes after some of the postings were turned over to CBC News in December.

The university will not say how many of the other suspended students have appeared before the faculty's academic standards committee, citing confidentiality.

MacIntosh said even though Millet helped expose the Facebook page, he was stripped of the clinic privileges and is facing disciplinary measures for alleged unprofessional conduct.

MacIntosh has told the school's senate he wants the committee to reinstate Millet's clinical privileges and restore his academic record.

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