The StarPhoenix reported that in both cases, candidates chosen by volunteer search committees were rejected.
The most recent case involved the selection of a new Dean of Law, in which university president Peter MacKinnon’s choice of candidate got the job in place of the commitee’s recommendation.
Similarly, a position in the school of environment and sustainability was filled by an undeclared candidate. The top recommendations of the volunteer committee was ignored.
The search commitees represent a cross-section of students, deans, professors and professionals. Their work involved interviewing and reviewing candidates, and all the work is done on a volunteer basis.