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#20389

OMG: UW's Counselling Services should offer to send a couple of choice staff to lend a sympathetic ear to the distraught gentlemen of Dalhousie dentistry.

17 comments

  1. I have to disagree- it's a nice thought but if anything they should be hiring more counsellors for UW students since the demand is so high and wait times are so long

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    1. Oh. Then is there a fund for the Dal guys or something?

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    2. OP was being ironic.

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    3. @1b: I think you meant sarcastic.

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    4. Sarcasm is a type of verbal irony

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    5. It's clear OP was sarcastic/ironic. The harassing counsellor and the CS director who has never punished him are guesses for the two choice staff to send away.

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    6. Next time anyone wants a new OMG on counselling services, leave out irony. I want to know about it and be part of the talk, but this threw us off.

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  2. Is this about our CS counsellor who didn't get punished for sexual harassment?

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    1. Likely. He groped a couple of Counselling Services psychologists.

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    2. If someone comes in saying they have problems from being groped, can he see them?

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    3. Personally I don't have a problem with a groper counselling students who were groped by someone else. He's a professional and can keep his personal or past activities separate from the good advice he gives.

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    4. @9c groping students isn't professional behavior, and I seriously hope you're joking when you say you'd let this guy near students who have been groped. You'd seriously trust him not to take advantage of students in a vulnerable position?

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    5. 2d, the case was resolved by the HRTO. They didn't force UW to restrict or punish him, or to protect his clients or the female psychologists in counseling services he attacked. So UW didn't do anything. The process has completed.

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    6. 2e, that didn't "resolve" anything. The process completed and didn't accomplish anything but silence the whistle-blower.

      That process made it worse for everyone on campus but perpetrators, their supporters, and those with a vested interest in making UW appear better than it actually is on this whole issue.

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  3. The rights of the perpetrators are being ignored. That's why it'd be good to send a counsellor who's been through that, understands what it's like, and can give advice on how to defend themselves from punishment. It sounds like the restorative justice process will help with this too.

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  4. Now that the whistleblower's come forward and making public statements, the Dal perpetrators will need UW's CS-style of support all the more.

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    1. UW is the model for how to do a piss-poor biased internal sexual harassment investigation, clear the harasser, retaliate against the whistleblower directly when she outs her boss, and get away without punishment to any management nor the original harasser even when he's found guilty by an equally ineffective external process.

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