Monday, November 3, 2014

Carleton and Ghomesi

I just got the latest email from Carleton U:

To all Members of the Carleton Community,
Please note that the following media update will be sent to news organizations shortly:
Carleton University has completed its review of work placements and internships at CBC Toronto following reports that allegations surrounding former radio host Jian Ghomeshi may have involved  journalism students or graduates.
We now know that 73 of our Carleton journalism students were placed at CBC Toronto between 2003 and 2014. At least one of those students worked on Q during that period.
We have been unable to obtain information for all of the placements, however, since CBC handles the show ``assignments’’ and that information hasn’t always been relayed back to our apprenticeships supervisor.
We have no information at this time that any of our students have been affected. No one has raised any concerns about their placements there. However, we are making counselling services available to anyone requiring them. To that end, we have contacted current and many former students of the School to ensure that they know we are here to support them and remind them of the services available on campus.
I think CU is doing a pretty good job on this.  However, it could be the case that alarms were raised and then ignored (as in the case of CBC's reaction).  These days, we all have doubts about institutions, but I feel pretty good about my university's handling of this thus far.  

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