Reinstate Steve Boyd, support dialogue

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Joanne Pirstl
1 year ago
I know him and his family . He is good people and Queens shouldn't have fired him. Its a travesty. Queens was wrong all the way!!!

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James Gosselin
2 years ago
Steve had every right to say what he did, in the interest of women’s safety in sport.

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Natalie Colton
2 years ago
Please reinstate Steve Boyd.
I'm signing because I'm sick this crap happening over and over again. I sure hope you are reinstated and the thieves are caught

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C Berg
2 years ago
Top heavy, over paid. No interest in education or teaching of values. Of righteousness. Just the BS they want us to believe so they can keep profiting while others struggle. And god forbid someone stands up to their treachery. How dare you?! Time to wake up. This is at all levels where there’s control. People are kept out and those that have character and conviction are silenced. Don’t let them silence you. Don’t let them silence this man of character. Rally the students and community and protest. Protest big, protest often, protest hard. This country is full of to many complacent and soft people. We should ask ourselves why. Then act. And act now.

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Sheila Connolly
2 years ago
Running saves lives and maintained positive mental and physical health. Good, honest, talented coaches like Steve save running. His comments were taken out of context.

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Heather Ryall
2 years ago
I do not think Steve did anything wrong. Administrators are often trying to save face and this is a real example of that. Why were some Guelph administrators not fired for hiding this problem for so long?

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Bill Allan
2 years ago
Queen's athletics is condoning the non action of Guelph admin by firing Steve for his opinions

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Lise Mercier
2 years ago
Queen's U is behaving in a morally repugnant fashion. Unfortunately, I am not surprised.

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Adele Mercier
2 years ago
A deplorable decision, morally, academically and politically.
Queen's is lucky enough to have not only a good coach, but an exceptionally great one (as evidenced by the athletes threatening to leave Queen's along with their coach). Queen's is lucky to have not only an exceptional coach but a deep thinking and morally courageous one to boot. Coach Boyd was fired for saying exactly what the great philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre would have said: absolutely everyone who knew and did not speak up has their share of responsibility to bear for knowingly tolerating a rapist at Guelph for 13 years. ["Victime et complices, comme tout le monde" is Sartre's epigram to DeBeauvoir's Second Sex, Book ii] It is a deep truth and we all know it to be true.
In this, the #MeToo era, Queen's is lucky enough to have a coach who empowers young women athletes and protects them. And what does this deplorable place do but fire him. There are no words.
Your moral courage is deeply appreciated by the best of humans, Coach Boys, just too bad these are not the ones running Queen's. As Sartre insisted: We are what we do. And you, Sir, have all my admiration for doing the right thing: You Spoke Up. The world needs more people like you. And Queen's University needs more people like you. And it is everyone who was involved in silencing you, and the athletes, who should be fired. What kind of a university worthy of the name fires a Sartre?

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Trevor Van Nest
2 years ago
He does not deserve this treatment. As a Queen's Track Alumni and long time friend and supporter of Steve I am very disturbed by this poor decision by Queen's management. Free speech needs to rule.