University employee suspended
17 October 2014
The University of Sydney has suspended Professor Barry Spurr's employment following serious allegations in relation to offensive emails sent from a University account.
Professor Spurr is suspended, effective immediately, from teaching and engaging in any other University business and is precluded from attending any University campus, while the matter is investigated and dealt with in accordance with the terms of the University's Enterprise Agreement.
Racist, sexist or offensive language is not tolerated at the University of Sydney. The expectations for our staff and affiliates in respect of their professional and personal conduct are clearly set out in the University's Code of Conduct.
Media enquiries: Kirsten Andrews, 0413 777 404, Kirsten.Andrews@sydney.edu.au