Sus­pended pro­fes­sor to re­turn to teach­ing

Vancouver Sun - - CITY -

KAM­LOOPS A pro­fes­sor who was sus­pended from Thomp­son Rivers Univer­sity af­ter speak­ing out against the pub­li­ca­tion of re­search in jour­nals that are not peer re­viewed will be re­sum­ing his job next month.

Prof. Derek Pyne ques­tioned the prac­tice fol­lowed by some pro­fes­sors who pub­lish their work in so­called preda­tory jour­nals, ar­gu­ing they get ahead de­spite in­ad­e­quate re­search.

Pyne was banned from cam­pus in May and has been on an un­paid sus­pen­sion for his feed­back of a col­league who was be­ing con­sid­ered for a po­si­tion at the univer­sity in Kam­loops.

The univer­sity said he will re­turn to teach­ing in the school of busi­ness and eco­nomics in Jan­uary.

Pyne said he met with the hu­man re­sources di­rec­tor and a dean this week, but some is­sues still need to be re­solved.

He said the univer­sity still owes him two weeks’ pay and his union has filed a griev­ance on his be­half.

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