first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Steven Galloway, the author and former chair of the University of British Columbia’s creative writing program, has been awarded $167,000 in damages for statements that violated his privacy rights. The damages are in connection with two grievances filed after he was terminated in 2016 amid allegations of misconduct.“UBC accepts the decision of the arbitrator appointed to look into two grievances filed by the Faculty Association on behalf of Steven Galloway,” the university said Friday in a short statement to the Star.Galloway is the author of the books The Cellist of Sarajevo, which was nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, among others, and The Confabulist, which was shortlisted for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.center_img The grievances were heard by arbitrator John B. Hall. The first, dated Dec. 9, 2015, was filed after UBC announced in a memo sent out to students that Galloway was being suspended. It referred to “serious allegations” against him but did not give specifics, fuelling speculation. It noted there would be an investigation. Login/Register With: Author Steven Galloway was awarded damages as a result of two grievances filed by the UBC faculty association on his behalf. (KIM STALLKNECHT) Twitterlast_img

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