Memorial announces end to Timmons’ appointment


Memorial University’s Board of Regents has issued a statement advising that Dr Vianne Timmons’ appointment as president and vice-chancellor is being “ended on a without cause basis.” Dr Neil Bose will lead the institution for a two-year term or until a new president is recruited. “The board appreciates Dr Timmons’ contributions to the university during her time with Memorial, particularly her efforts to advance the university’s strategic priorities,” writes Glenn Barnes, Chair of the Memorial Board of Regents. “We extend our best wishes in all her future endeavors.” CBC and VOCM report that the decision comes shortly after Timmons took a voluntary leave of absence in response to public scrutiny into her statements on Indigenous ancestry.

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