University of Saskatchewan board fires president Ilene Busch-Vishniac
"The move to let Busch-Vishniac go comes after a flurry of criticism surrounding a decision to dismiss and end the tenure of a professor who openly criticized the university's leadership. That professor, Robert Buckingham, was returned to his teaching duties after Busch-Vishniac conceded the move was a 'blunder'."
And why was the professor fired? For having sex with several students? Nope. For publishing research from grad students as his own? Nada. For getting drunk and humping one of those dinosaur skeletons in the geology building? Sorry, no.
The prof got fired for something much worse. For complaining. Is there any greater sin to commit in Saskatchewan? Complaining is the first commandment in the Rectangle of Regression. Don't do it. It'll get you into a heap of trouble if you dare to, even within the supposedly world of free speech at the university.
Alma Mater STFU
If you've lived in Saskatchewan, you know what I am talking about. If you haven't (which means you are not currently wearing a T-Shirt that says "Not everything on the Prairies is flat") here's the low-down:
You simply do not complain in Saskatchewan. Ever. Anywhere. About anything. Still don't quite understand? Here's a helpful FAQ:
Q: I just bought a used Chevy Cobalt from a friend and the wheels fell off on the drive home. What should I do?
A: Nothing. Just be happy with your purchase of the new pace car of Saskatchewan. In fact, buy your pal a sixer of Pil as a gift.
Q: I ordered a double cheeseburger from McDonalds and it arrived with only one patty, and no cheese. What gives?
A: You obviously ordered the wrong item. You should apologize to the staff for your mistake.
Q: I just waited four hours to see a doctor at a medical clinic. Should I say that this is unacceptable in the home of public healthcare?
A: No. This is normal. Take one for the team.
Q: The cashier at the Co-op overcharged me for fishing bait. Should I demand the difference back?A: And steal from your brothers and sisters? Just walk away and go fishing. That slimy old jack you catch will only taste that much sweeter.
Q: I just got back from Old Navy and they are out of cargo shorts. Who should I complain to?A: Join the club. Cargo shorts are in hot demand here.
And for all other questions:
Q: Who should I complain to about ______?A: Nobody. Go back to Alberta. This is Saskatchewan.