I had the fortune and the pleasure to have been invited as a speaker to two of Norman Cornett’s classes. Needless to say, and backed up by the testimony of his many students, Cornett is a remarkable, avant-garde, and extraordinary teacher. His dismissal from his position at McGill University, without reason, is a tragic and shameful event. The blatant undermining of transparency, enacted with impunity, without showing any respect for a learned man who has devoted his life to teaching, is reprehensible. McGill University owes Cornett and his students an explanation, an apology, and a reinstatement of his position.
Writer and visual artist