MONTREAL, Jan. 22, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Dawson College will address some
of the issues that have arisen due to the expulsion of Computer Science
student Ahmed Al-Khabaz. In some areas, it is still bound by the terms
of confidentiality of student files.
To set the record straight, Ahmed Al-Khabaz was not expelled because he
found a flaw in the student information systems. In fact, the College
and Skytech recognized his work, thanked him, and enlisted him and two
other students to help address the problem.
He was expelled for other reasons. Despite receiving clear directives
not to, he attempted repeatedly to intrude into areas of College
information systems that had no relation with student information
These actions and behaviours breach the code of professional conduct for
Computer Science students, a serious breach that requires the College
The College followed its regular processes to investigate the situation
and to proceed with sanctions against Mr. Al-Khabaz, on the
recommendation of the Computer Science Department, giving him the
opportunity to plead his case with the Dean and the Department Chair
and to avail himself of appeal processes.
As a public institution in Quebec, Dawson College must adhere to strong
professional values in its delivery of education as it is entrusted
with preparing students for future academic and working lives.
Universities expect this commitment to values as do employers, parents
and students themselves.
Dawson College has a responsibility to instill the principles of proper
conduct in the workplace so that employers hiring our graduates know
that they are responsible citizens and qualified workers who understand
how to behave in a professional environment.
The decision to expel a student is a serious matter and our presence
here today is to assure the public that such decisions are never taken
lightly because we are fully conscious of their effects of on
SOURCE: Dawson College
For further information:
Donna Varrica, Communications Coordinator
(514) 931-8731 ext. 1352