Eight students allege experiences of discrimination, abuse at Briercrest

Eight former students of Briercrest College and Seminary have alleged that they experienced homophobia, abuse, and discrimination at the college and have called for the Government of Saskatchewan to stop providing funding to the institution. The Canadian Press and Western Standardreport that students shared experiences such as being offered conversion therapy; being outed by peers or faculty without consent; and hearing discriminatory comments from faculty members, counsellors, and Briercrest President Michael Pawelke. “I had to write an essay on why I don’t believe being gay is right … and basically, if I didn’t do that, I wouldn’t graduate,” said former student Ben Ross. The Canadian Press reports that SK was made aware of complaints as early as 2015, and rejected the recommendations made by an independent provincial college oversight board that investigated the allegations. City News (CP)| CTV News| Western Standard Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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