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U of G professor placed on leave during investigation into inappropriate comments made to a student

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Hannah Yoon

A professor at the University of Guelph has been placed on leave while the university looks into an incident involving inappropriate comments made to a student and educational assistant during class.

The university has released a statement on its Twitter page from Provost and Vice-President, Charlotte Yates, saying it reportedly happened at a night class on January 15th.

The statement doesn’t specify what type of incident they are investigating, but students are taking to social media saying the professor allegedly mocked a student with severe anxiety.

One student goes on to say the prof “verbally attacked a fellow student in lecture pointing out that he had an EA and referring to her as a ‘handler’ in the negative perspective.”

They say the student involved left the room crying.

A video is also circulating on Twitter of a student who reportedly stood up to the prof in the middle of the lecture hall.