An employee of over a decade at the University of British Columbia, Lorna McCue has won her bid to a human rights tribunal hearing. McCue’s failure to submit any peer-reviewed research led to her being denied tenure and ultimately dismissed. The University of British Columbia has an informal requirement that professors submit at least academic papers before being considered for tenure.
McCue’s argument is that this requirement conflicted with her role as an indigenous scholar. In particular, McCue alleges that this requirement is contrary to indigenous oral traditions and would ‘require her to be a round peg into a square hole’.