Canada Though not expelled, sex offender student won't be allowed on campus this semester: U of C

13:35  13 january  2018
13:35  13 january  2018 Source:   calgaryherald.com

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Sex offender Connor Neurauter will be kept off the University of Calgary campus should he show up for classes, a U of C official said Friday. The 21-year-old was last present on campus Monday, and although he’s not expelled , he won ’ t be allowed on U of C property

The University of Calgary is under pressure to expel a convicted sex offender who was allowed to finish his semester of studies prior to serving his sentence. We can confirm that Neurauter is not on the university campus this week.

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Sex offender Connor Neurauter will be kept off the University of Calgary campus should he show up for classes, a U of C official said Friday.

The 21-year-old was last present on campus Monday and although he’s not expelled, he won’t be allowed on U of C property, at least during the current semester, which ends in late April, said U of C provost Dru Marshall.

“If he was to show up on campus, campus security would escort him off campus,” said Marshall. “He has been advised not to come on campus.”

She said that action would be taken to protect students, faculty and Neurauter.

As for any threats provoked by the controversy, Marshall said, “there have been discussions on social media, but there have been no direct threats the university has seen.”

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University provost Dru Marshall says safety concerns for students and Neurauter prompted the school to 'advise' him not to return to campus this semester . Over 18,000 sign petition asking U of C to expel convicted sex offender .

The judge in Kamloops, B. C ., allowed Neurauter to complete his university semester before serving his sentence in B. C . He's in his We can confirm that Mr. Neurauter is not on the university campus this week. Related Stories. Over 18,000 sign petition asking U of C to expel convicted sex offender .

Marshall made the comments amid an explosion of outrage from university students and the public over a B.C. judge’s ruling and the U of C’s decision not to expel Neurauter, who pleaded guilty to a sex crime against a minor in B.C.

The university was thrown into the controversy after a B.C. judge on Jan. 4 sentenced the man to 90 days in jail for a single count of sexual interference involving a 13-year-old girl, but also ruled he can serve the remainder of it starting May 4, after finishing his semester at the U of C.

A petition that’s collected almost 60,000 signatures in four days is calling for his expulsion.

While Marshall acknowledged the outcry over the case, she said it “was really important for us to make a values-based decision. We can’t be swayed by public opinion.”

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But the university said Thursday that Neurauter won ’ t be expelled . U of C student and former sex assault victim Mandy Gillis said she’s alarmed that the university is allowing a convicted sex offender to finish his studies on campus .

Effective immediately, Bonsu was banned from all university housing and was allowed on campus At times, the directives given to students about sex veer squarely into the absurd: A training video on As he wrote in HuffPost, “For a college or university to expel a student for sexual assault is a

The U of C is typical among Canadian universities in not including criminal records checks while weighing student admission.

She called for the episode, and others involving sexual harassment or abuse recently confronting other Canadian universities, to open a dialogue to hammer out a nationwide policy on the matter for post-secondary schools.

“It’s time to review the roles universities play in that discussion … it’s time we came together as a collective to ensure the safety and security of our campuses,” said Marshall.

But for now, the U of C has no way to outright expel Neurauter, since he wasn’t a student in 2016, when he committed the offence.

The university’s stance on his returning to campus in the fall is undecided, said Marshall, adding the man is “considering his options” on whether to switch universities.

And the U of C is discussing the possibility of distance learning with Neurauter, she said.

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The victim's mother, who cannot be identified to protect her daughter's identity, told CBC News on Wednesday she wanted Neurauter expelled and expressed concern for the safety of students because there was a sex offender on campus .

A petition has been launched to have hockey player Connor Neurauter expelled . The University of Calgary is conducting a review after student Connor Neurauter pleaded guilty to a sex crime. “We can confirm that Mr. Neurauter is not on the university campus this week.

The U of C’s vow to keep Neurauter off campus for now and to seek wider policies on sex abuse and universities is encouraging, said Kaitlyn Casswell, the person behind the petition.

“It’s a wonderful idea — if conversations like this bring about change, that’s fabulous,” she said.

“I think we’re finding a mid-way ground with the university.”

She said checking prospective students for criminal records is something that should be part of that discussion.

The U of C students’ union is satisfied with how university administrators are handling the issue, although it’s provoked strong emotions from students, said Hilary Jahelka, the group’s vice-president of student life.

“We’ve seen a mixed response from students, it’s a complex and serious issue,” she said.

“Most students are happy to see that (Neurauter’s not on campus).”


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David Stonehouse, a spokesperson for UNB, said the incident happened Friday evening during a routine experiment in Toole Hall. The building contains the campus' four main undergraduate chemistry laboratories. No one was hurt but it did create fumes, and the building was evacuated " out of an abundance of caution." The building was closed to allow crews to clean up, but it reopened at about 5:30p.m. on Saturday. Stonehouse did not say what kind of chemicals were released or what caused the problem in the first place. This isn't the first time this has happened in Toole Hall.

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