A former law professor denied tenure at the University of British Columbia has launched a human rights complaint against the school, alleging it discriminated against her.
Lorna June McCue, who is of aboriginal race and ancestry, was turned down for tenure in June 2011 after 13 years at UBC’s Faculty of Law, before the university declined to reappoint her for the 2012/13 academic year. She alleges the decision was discriminatory on the basis of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, marital status, family status, and sex.
In an Oct. 12 decision that rejected part of McCue’s claim for late filing, B.C. Human Rights Tribunal Chairman Bernd Walter summarized her complaint.