AB Court of Appeal rules against UAlberta St Stephen’s student expulsion case

The Alberta Court of Appeal has ruled against the University of Alberta’s St Stephen’s College in the college’s recent court case against an expelled student. St Stephen’s College reportedly expelled the student from its psychotherapy and spirituality master’s program after the student was recorded giving “unconventional advice about antidepressants” that included “graphic self disclosure.” The court asserted that the college did not fulfill its responsibility to ensure procedural fairness in academic disciplinary proceedings, as the student was not given adequate opportunity to view the recording. The court declined to order the college to reconsider the expulsion, as the student did not wish to return, but instead encouraged the college to offer an apology. The court indicated that a later hearing would determine what St Stephen’s owes the student in legal costs.

CanLII | Edmonton Journal