UAlberta under fire for being slow to address endowments, donations affiliated with Waffen SS unit


The Globe and Mail reports that the University of Alberta is facing criticism from faculty and the community for being slow to address the $1M received in donations and endowments from persons connected to a Ukrainian Waffen SS unit. In October, the university pledged to review its financial endowments after returning a $30K donation connected to the unit. Former UAlberta Professor Per Anders Rudling and UAlberta Professor emerita Laurie Adkin both told the Globe that they had repeatedly raised questions about the funding with the university. “This review is ongoing and will take time and diligence,” said UAlberta spokesperson Ross Neitz. “We will not be disclosing further details while this work is under way.”

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