Published March 2, 2015 . They’re not sure what exactly comes next. In fact Dal President Florizone admitted that the convocation list would likely not reveal hints about which Facebook group members are in fact graduating. What'll it take to see someone other than an old white man running this province? She wonders whether restorative justice can bring together values such as love and compassion with the need for justice and accountability. We are two of the women from the Dalhousie Dentistry Class of 2015, and we are proud to be so. I'm glad that for once you posted a photo of a woman without talking about doing sexual violence to her? “We are concerned about the fairness,” Sarah MacIntosh said at the press conference. No sense dragging the Gents’ names through the mud. It is ironic that restorative justice, which began as an alternative to punishment --such as imprisonment-- especially for underprivileged people who broke the law, is now being used by the privileged to protect them from penalty or punishment. The manual warns that "Repeated or blatant unprofessional behaviour may result in a temporary suspension or permanent dismissal from the Faculty.". The news breaks and Florizone gives his first response, but how much do we know? The WHO found out about the disease on New Year's Eve in 2019. Thank you for your support! Bruce MacIntosh is representing Ryan Millet, a fourth-year dentistry student and one of the 13 members of the now defunct Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen on Facebook group. Millet says he never saw it on Facebook. No, but their privilege, their whiteness, their maleness and their total contempt for half the world’s people (women), including half of their classmates was stunning. In the class as a whole, more than ¼ were ‘mature’ students, many of them were married-- some had children. Activist Court Support: Kinder Morgan wants permanent ban... GROUNDWIRE OCTOBER 8 | MMIW HEARINGS AND VIGILS, MASS DEMONSTRATION AGAINST RACISM, MB CARBON TAX, GroundWire | March 27, 2017 | Ceremony and healing for Indigenous youth suicides, 5 days for homelessness, and west coast pipelines. Taking sexist images from the internet and making them worse is a bit of a specialty for the Gentlemen. Of course the rest of us in the wider community do not know the names of the Gents. Leanne enjoys all aspects of dentistry, and is committed to overall patient health and well-being, as well as patient education. And to top it all off – the Gents are all graduating this week! Taken in its totality, the code has an incredibly wide net for things the ASCC can discipline students over, and allows that such discipline can include suspension, dismissal and, in some cases, expulsion. But there’s nothing similarly dentist-y in posts five and six, which talk of “Hide the Salami” and how the penis is a “tool used to wean and convert lesbians and virgins.”. You don’t have to be a Dal law student to understand that a kangaroo court isn’t due process; theatre students may come across this concept in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial By Jury. Judy Haiven teaches in the Management Dept at the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary's University. HALIFAX—Students headed back to class at Dalhousie University’s dentistry school Monday, with some men … Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen videos and latest news articles; GlobalNews.ca your source for the latest news on Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen . And President Florizone and the people at the top want to keep it that way. University of Alberta legal scholar Annalise Acorn expresses doubts about restorative justice in her book, Compulsory Compassion, a Critique of Restorative Justice. If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to figure out how to facetime your family in Moncton. Twelve of the men were members of the men’s private Facebook group at … Repeatedly since the existence of the group went public in December, Dal has invoked the need for “a just process.” Dal would like us to think this means that, despite the unruly mob’s cries for the 13 men to be immediately expelled, the school must honour the same sort of rights and procedures that civil society uses to judge anyone accused of wrongdoing. Dal refuses to talk about what's going on behind the hearing's closed doors, citing a commitment "to maintaining the confidentiality of that process," as Dal director of communications Brian Leadbetter puts it. Thirteen of Dalhousie’s male fourth-year dentistry students first drew ire from the public when a series of misogynistic posts from a private “Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen” Facebook group went public. Note the December 2011 date on this post: The DDS Gentlemen talked about attacking their female classmates from early in their first year. The Media Co-op's flagship publication features in-depth reporting, original art, and the best grassroots news from across Canada and beyond. The very shocking and all too common outrage of misogyny ends with barely a whimper. In fact they got an education, with ‘value added’ as we say in the business world. We have the right to remove (and you have the right to report) any comments that go against our policy. He and his lawyers were asking the academic standards class committee to conclude—based on a reading of the 40-something screenshots of Facebook posts Dalhousie’s been given—that the 13 "Gentlemen" didn’t participate equally in the group's hateful conversations and therefore don't equally deserve suspension. A global community of alumni. He think Dal’s senate (which he sees as the governing body above president Richard Florizone) needs to start the whole process from scratch to have any hope of recovering from the mess the school has made. Those who finished 2 years of postgraduate, or a Masters degree are likely at least 25 years old. GPA. An email released just before noon from DalhousieStatement@gmail.com states the complaint has been made under the university's code of student conduct, and not their sexual harassment policy. Margarets, HRM hopes landlord registry will make a dent in the rental housing crisis, Men are behaving like assholes, and I’m sick of it, Starting today you can apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit. One Gent faced a Dalhousie University disciplinary committee for acting as a whistleblower. The Provincial Dental Board has deep concern related to the social media postings on the Facebook group “Class of 2015 DDS Gentleman’s Club” at Dalhousie University. Churches re-open but arts groups and restaurants remain shuttered, The winners of the Best of Halifax Readers' Choice Awards 2016, Halifax sees increase in homelessness, renting is still getting harder, Charging shooter’s ex-partner causing 'rise in misogyny and victim-blaming', Burning thoughts about renting in Halifax from the Haligonians in the trenches, Halifax to rally for rent control this weekend, Strang and McNeil give final COVID-19 update of 2020. Half of the male students in the graduating dentistry class at Dalhousie University will be missing from the classroom on Monday when the faculty resumes courses for the winter term. Remember, it's entirely possible to disagree without spiralling into a thread of negativity and personal attacks. The local media should be congratulated for playing along. To rephrase that, our time in the restorative justice process is officially coming to a close The other day, I read that one of the Gents insists he and the others are not monsters. read. One issue for the MacIntoshes is the ASCC’s selective focus on only about 10 percent of the Facebook evidence. The glimpse inside the hearing process that the MacIntoshes have provided is both rare and valuable. DAT(RC/ST/PAT) my stats: Invite. Lawyers for Ryan Millet, the dentistry student who blew the whistle on the “Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen,” held a press conference Wednesday morning to share the news that Dalhousie is still bungling this whole Facebook situation. Another is that before the hearing Dal provided a list of rules Millet is considered to have broken—a list the lawyers had prepared to speak to—yet at the hearing the list of violations was considerable longer. In this Facebook group, fourth year members of the Dalhousie University Dentistry School, using Dalhousie as their 'brand', promoted sexual violence including rape and rape aided by drugging females. Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Dentistry has been providing students with an outstanding education since its founding in 1908. 3.9. Florizone had help:  he had The Coast and the CBC who tacitly agreed to keep mum about the Gents’ names. If you want to be like the ASCC, you won’t look at them.). This looks like a clear case of breaking a patient's confidentiality—at least for the guy who took the photo when he "went in to shadow" a doctor. And without a full assessment of the Facebook posts, can the public fully trust any of the suspended students if and when they are allowed back in the clinic to treat people? Leadbetter simply says "I would reaffirm that we are committed to a just process.". Yeah, that sure is an unfortunate place to sit, whether the person is male or female, lol? The boys of the Dalhousie Dental School should get an A in their coursework. IP. Congrats! Why has the Dalhousie Dentistry Student Society been silent through this? Dining out is the latest trend to make a comeback in 2021. In the same vein, two posts that describe drugging women with chloroform and nitrous oxide—tools of the dentist’s trade—are arguably dental misogyny rather than misogyny by and towards students in a faculty that happens to be dentistry. Comments in the fourth post mention Vaseline and supersep (sic), more dental stuff. Afrom the PArticiPAntS from the clASS of DDS2015 s pArticipAnts in the restorative justice process from the Dalhousie Dentistry Class of 2015, we write to you again as our time in the process comes to a close. The bill outlining the costs associated with Dalhousie's Dentistry School scandal has arrived — and it's a big one. Published Friday, March 6, 2015 5:35PM EST Last Updated Friday, March 6, 2015 6:38PM EST The Dalhousie University dentistry building is seen in Halifax on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015… These are not the posts asking which of their female classmates the men would like to sexually assault. At a time when the city needs local coverage more than ever, we’re asking for your help to support independent journalism. Penalties for conviction are severe and may include expulsion from the University.” The “Hide the Salami” and penis tool posts are examples of plagiarism, the most common academic offence, as salami’s graphic comes from Some Ecards and the penis line is lifted from Urban Dictionary. How can that be? HALIFAX – A timeline of some of the key events in Dalhousie University’s handling of misogynistic comments posted on Facebook by some male dentistry students: Dec. 8: An unnamed student shows an offensive screenshot from Facebook to two Dalhousie officials. The boys of the Dalhousie Dental School should get an A in their coursework. There are 46 students in the fourth-year dentistry class… Faculty of Dentistry, Dalhousie University Carleton Campus 5981 University Avenue PO Box 15000 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2 Patient inquiries: 1.902.494.2101 Academic inquiries: 1.902.494.2824 - Please note: The staff at this phone number cannot provide information related to patient/clinic services. Dental school is 4 years – that means the Gentlemen in the Facebook pages who are graduating this week must be at least 27 to 30 years of age. (The Coast obtained Dal’s collection, and published many of them in December, as you can see here. “The men have taken ownership of their actions,” he says. Strange:  the media, especially the CBC, has previously gone to court for the right to reveal men’s names in other important cases, but not in this one. Yeah, shocker. It was not just the women in the dental school who were owed apologies and explanations. Of the 29 students involved during the restorative process there were 15 men and 14 women. And for all we know from Dal, all 13 of the students were suspended based on a reading of just those six posts. We need to allow Dalhousie to investigate this matter fully and to allow it … Surprisingly, some of the female dental classmates were good sports about it. The Dalhousie University dentistry building is seen in Halifax on Jan. 12, 2015. Can you support independent journalists with $5? Posts included a poll on which female classmates they would have “hate” sex with and mention of chloroforming their female classmates. None of which explains why the committee’s hearing would only consider six out of of nearly 50 questionable posts. Tags: Dalhousie University, Justice, Image. Read more about the work we do here, or consider making a voluntary donation using the button below. Notice how "dentist" isn't a career option for women according to Dalhousie's Gentlemen. One of the chosen posts shows a patient lying face-down in an operating room, and likely the ASCC latched onto it because it seems a clear-cut violation of professional ethics by breaching patient confidentiality. All 29 members of Dalhousie’s dentistry school release statements in advance of update from the Academic Standards Class Committee by The Canadian Press Mar 2, 2015 The manual’s Student Code of Professional Conduct has a long list of things students should do to demonstrate their professionalism, such as “Respect all races, ethnicities, religions, genders, beliefs and values of fellow students. Is it funny when would-be dentists talk about using the tools of their trade to assault women? It’s practically impossible that the ASCC has read the policy manual, as even a cursory skim would reveal the committee has enormous latitude for judging professionalism. The six posts in question are below, with names and avatars obscured. Sign up now! “It’s irrevocably broken, it’s just not working,” was Bruce’s assessment. Last Monday, Dalhousie posted "in its full, unedited form," an open letter to the university community from the 29 members of its Dentistry Class of 2015 participating in a … Calling itself the “Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen's Club”, some members of the group made disturbing and demeaning comments about … Dalhousie interview invites are sent out today lets share our stats Invite/reject IP/OOP. Bruce MacIntosh, the dad in the father-daughter team of lawyers representing Dalhousie dental student Ryan Millet, at his press conference. Students learn and practice in our state-of-the-art clinic and lab facilities from nationally and internationally recognized faculty members. Not the posts mocking faculty of dentistry staff, or referring to male classmates who had been in the group but left before the December 12 day of reckoning. The Gentlemen were protected and their careers remain unblemished by their vicious Facebook postings. A close look at the publically-available information on the case of the Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen page shows a mass of contradictions, confusion and miscommunication. They graduate despite at least two giant protests by women and men in the community, many thoughtful op-eds, scores of angry letters to Dalhousie President Florizone, and a petition with 3 000 plus signatures which called for the Gents to be expelled. Lawyers for Ryan Millet, the dentistry student who blew the whistle on the “Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen,” held a press conference Wednesday morning to share the news that Dalhousie is still bungling this whole Facebook situation. 22/19/23 For those who are interested in the past stats: For the information of potential applicants, the following is provided showing the characteristics of the applicants and entering class of 2014/2015. However, as father-daughter lawyer team Bruce and Sarah MacIntosh explained at their packed presser, what they discovered at the hearing is that the ASCC suspended Millet due to concerns about just six of the posts. Ridiculous? And so Dal leaves unanswered the bigger questions about the ASCC hearings: If the ASCC will disregard evidence that might be favourable to Millet, one of the least active in the Facebook group, will it also do the opposite and cherry pick evidence that makes the worst in the group seem innocent? Of the 38 four-year program students in the DDS2015 class 29 agreed to participate in the restorative justice process. Halifax Dental Studio is pleased and proud to announce that Dr. Jenine Arab O’Malley (DDS’90) has been awarded Accreditation status in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. We are committed as always to providing free access to readers, particularly as we confront the impact of COVID-19 in Halifax and beyond. I feel uneasy about the use of restorative justice in the case of misogyny. It goes so far as to state “The Faculty of Dentistry considers that interruptions during class, such as talking and use of cellular telephones, are examples of unprofessional behaviour.” So it's not much of a stretch to think that if talking too much in class can lead to permanent dismissal, talking about attacking your classmates is probably a dismissal-worthy offence. They agreed to help rehabilitate the Gents. Yet when confronted by about 50 Facebook posts, chock full of examples of unprofessional behaviour, the committee chose to narrow its vision to consider just a few. Jan 5, 2015 — While Mr. Florizone rather keep victims and perpetrators sitting in the same classroom, seemingly ignoring any negative impact on the victims; 47, 300 of us believe all students have the right to a safe, healthy and positive learning environment. The Gents are men, not boys. Dec. 12: The student tells the school her complaint includes allegations of harassment and bullying […] The university community, women across this country, patients and staff in dental practices, plus the 3 000 who petitioned to expel the men from Dalhousie deserved to hear the Gents’ apologies and their commitment to fight misogyny, racism and sexism. Some even have earned a Master’s degree before being accepted into the dental school. Its value as evidence against Millet is questionable, however: He testified at the Tuesday hearing that he’d never seen the photo before. Four Dalhousie faculty members have come forward to file a formal complaint against the members of the "Class of DDS 2015" Facebook group. How many of them were in the Gentlemen’s Club? Faith-based gatherings have a change in restrictions allowing them to take place between December 21 and January 10. Well as patient education course the rest of us in the whole truth access to,... 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