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What happened to MacGregor: U of S breaks silence on missing psychology professor

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Earlier this month, a number of concerned Psychology 121 students at the University of Saskatchewan took to the You Sask Confessions forum to find the answer to one question: Where is professor Michael MacGregor? Now, the U of S administration has spoken on the matter.

There were more than 30 anonymous posts made to You Sask Confessions about MacGregor’s whereabouts from Feb. 6 until the publication of this article. The posts range from wondering if MacGregor quit to wondering if he was fired to concerns that he may have died. According to one post, MacGregor went missing from class before posting the midterm marks for the class.

The U of S administration issued a statement to the Sheaf saying little more than that MacGregor will no longer be teaching the course.

“We can confirm Professor MacGregor is currently on leave. As this is a personal matter, no further details will be provided due to our policies on privacy and confidentiality,” the statement said.

Since MacGregor’s absence on Feb. 6, Martin Rempel, a sessional lecturer, has taken over the course for the remainder of the term. However, more posts were made to You Sask Confessions criticizing Rempel’s choice to change the number of midterms and his decision to no longer use LaunchPad after students in the class had already paid for it.

“It’s not fair for Dr. Rempel to just change the entire class because he had to come in late. It’s a month into the term, and people won’t even get any tuition back if they withdraw,” one post said. “Am I going to have to abandon all that work and do a month’s worth of catch up just because he won’t adapt to MacGregor’s plan?”

Tanner Bayne / News Editor

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