Students Formulating Response to Moore’s Appointment
Prince George, B.C. – The Northern Undergraduate Student Society (NUGSS) at UNBC is inviting Chancellor-elect James Moore to come to the UNBC campus early in the new year.
In a statement issued today, NUGSS President Duncan Malkinson says the Society’s Board held a meeting recently and passed a resolution which calls for James Moore to be invited to speak with students and that NUGSS “conduct an opinion poll of students to aid in the creation of a position on his appointment as Chancellor.”
Moore’s appointment to the ceremonial role has been challenged by the University’s Faculty Association which cites policies and practices of the Harper government, of which Moore was a member, as running afoul of the University’s mission.
Malkinson says the NUGSS Board is ” committed to engaging students on this issue to make the best decision possible. I hope that confidence and respect prevail in the coming weeks as this pivotal period in the university’s story is navigated through.”
Moore has said he welcomes the discussion over his appointment, and the Board of Governors has said it will stand firm on this appointment ( see previous story).
Meantime, an online petition posted anonymously by a member of the UNBC senate on November 27th continues to gather signatures. The petition, urging the UNBC Board of Governors to reverse the decision to appoint Moore as chancellor, has now been signed by 1,957 people.