Request for early return from suspension

FILE: Report #330
DATE: March 30, 2009
PARTIES: Mr. S. M (the Student) v. UTSC


Hearing Date(s): March 18, 2009

Committee Members:
Assistant Dean Renu Mandhane, Chair
Professor Ronald Kluger
Professor Louise Lemieux-Charles
Professor Rhonda Love
Mr. Olivier Sorin (Student)
Ms. Mette Mai, Judicial Affairs Officer

In Attendance:
Mr. S. M, the Student
Vice-Dean John Scherk, University of Toronto Scarborough, the Respondent

UTSC – request for early return from 36–month suspension – poor academic performance – no information submitted to demonstrate change of circumstances – appeal dismissed.

Request for early return from a 36–month suspension due to poor academic performance. The Student claimed that he performed poorly due to his medical and financial circumstances. The Divisional Appeals Committee rejected the Student’s submission that his circumstances had changed sufficiently to justify early return. There was no information before the Academic Appeals Committee to suggest that the Student has maintained steady employment, consulted with an academic counselor, or taken courses at a community college to upgrade his academic skills and study habits. As a result, there was no further information before the Committee to demonstrate a change in circumstances that could justify early return from suspension. Appeal dismissed.