Below is the response received from the University of Victoria’s legal counsel in regard to their Instructor Tom Hawthorn’s participation in a tweet above which states I harass and stalk females:
I am General Counsel for the University of Victoria.
Your email message of January 31, 2014 addressed to Sarah Blackstone, Dean of Fine Arts at the university has been referred to me for reply.
As Dean Blackstone has stated, the University of Victoria has no responsibility for what its sessional instructors may say on Twitter. Statements by Mr. Hawthorn on his Twitter account are a private matter and in no way involve the University.
University of Victoria
Administrative Services Building
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Thank you for replying. I assume you are aware Tom Hawthorn directly associated himself with the University of Victoria when he pushed that libellous tweet? (see attached)
We are aware of the biographical information on Mr. Hawthorn’s twitter page.
Also: For more background on this, see earlier post here