A women's rights advocate says she is outraged that former U of M jazz professor Steve Kirby was able to retire in June and then get a new job teaching at a college in Boston, even though an internal investigation found his conduct at the University of Manitoba constituted sexual harassment. "It's pretty horrifying," said Julie Lalonde, an Ottawa-based advocate for safe campuses who educates groups about sexual harassment and violence.
The University of Manitoba was warned repeatedly about concerns over the harassing behaviour of its star jazz professor, Steve Kirby, during a period stretching back many years. CBC has spoken with nearly a dozen former students and members of the university community. They say even though the concerns regarding Kirby's behaviour were well known and reported to the university for nearly a decade, the university failed to stop his offending behaviour.
A former University of Manitoba jazz student is angry with the way the university handled an internal investigation into professor Steve Kirby's conduct and says it didn't do enough to create a safe environment for female students. "I think it would have been inconvenient for the University of Manitoba to investigate it unless they really had to. The system was set up in such a way that Steve Kirby had a lot of power, and virtually no accountability," the former student said.
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