U of R president under scrutiny again
For months University of Regina administration has been dealing with several controversies and Friday afternoon it may all be coming to a head.
At 2 p.m. the University Council, which is made up of faculty members, as well as some administrators and students, will hold a special meeting to discuss whether they have confidence in how President Vianne Timmons has been running the school.
Any decision they make would not be binding, but it could be influential.
Faculty has complained in the past that Timmons was not being transparent in her job.
iTeam stories question management
- The CBC's iTeam begun uncovering the university's troubles February of this year beginning with IPAC-CO2, an organization under the control of the U of R that it had been involved in conflicts of interest and financial mismanagement.
- The iTeam discovered a secret report that showed researchers in the faculty of engineering had racked up $1.3 million dollars in overspending, and that the university had covered the loss using money that was supposed to be used for research.
- The latest controversy came this week when the iTeam helped reveal the university had paid $380,000 overtime that was never worked to a couple of employees.