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CAUT Bulletin Archives

December 2009

Settlement Ends Wightman Case

The case of former Acadia University professor Colin Wightman has been settled. The settlement terms reached last month are confidential.

Acadia and CAUT reached an agreement earlier this year to refer the issue of whether there was just cause for Wightman’s dismissal in September 2007 to an arbitration board that would have full remedial authority, including the power to order reinstatement or substitute a lesser penalty or other remedy.

The agreement further stipulated that the parties would be bound by the arbitration award and that CAUT’s pending censure proceedings against the university would be terminated.