November 18, 2015 10:40 pm
Updated: November 20, 2015 12:06 am

Acclaimed author Steven Galloway temporarily suspended from UBC post over ‘serious allegations’

WATCH: It's another black eye for the University of British Columbia, as Steven Galloway, the popular head of its creative writing department, has been suspended. John Daly explains why.

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Acclaimed author Steven Galloway has been temporarily suspended from his position as chair of UBC’s Creative Writing program pending an investigation into “serious allegations.”

In a memo, UBC Dean of Arts Gage Averill said an “investigation has not yet commenced and no findings have been made about any wrongdoing by Prof. Galloway.”

“Our priority is attending to the safety, health and wellbeing of all members of our community. If you ever have information that is concerning to your safety and wellbeing, we encourage you to seek the support available through Counselling Services and your program as well as the Dean’s Office.”

Galloway is best known for his novel The Cellist of Sarajevo, which was longlisted for the 2008 Giller Prize.

 

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