U. of British Columbia disciplines 13 employees for viewing, distributing pornography on campus computers
August 4, 2010
The University of British Columbia has disciplined more than a dozen unionized staff members who were viewing pornography on work computers.
No faculty or management were involved, a university spokesman said.
Scott Macrae, the director of public affairs at the university, said the material being viewed was explicit but he declined to give details or say which department was involved. He said the incidents happened over the last couple of months.
"Management had discovered inappropriate use of the computer network and computers, having to do with the distribution of sexually explicit material," Macrae told CBC News.
"After investigating this, 13 employees were given disciplinary actions and these ranged from letters of discipline all the way up to suspensions without pay for 10 days."
Late last year, the Vancouver School Board suspended more than a dozen workers after they were reportedly caught viewing pornography on board computers.