Dal halts cardiac training after student allegations of harassment


Dalhousie University has halted training at the Saint John Regional Hospital and New Brunswick Heart Centre after student allegations of harassment. A memo noted that the pause—which happened in November—was made due to learner feedback about “behaviours in the environment consistent with intimidation/harassment/racism/sexism.” Students told CBC that they were surprised by the announcement. “We were notified that essentially Dalhousie was removing all of its learners [from the learning sites,” stated Dalhousie Medical Students’ Society President Ben Peterson. While the change has been stressful for students, Peterson said that it helps them to know that the university is taking these allegations seriously. Dal is allowing students to complete cardiac rotations at another site or change specialities.