This week the Principal and Provost of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario publicly acknowledged student complaints that an instructor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies was promoting anti-vaccine materials in a basic health class. The instructor in question, Melody Torcolacci, is reported to have presented her Health 102 class with slides containing such gems as:
No scientific evidence exists showing vaccines are NOT contributing to increased incidents of chronic illness and disability in children.
Yikes. With a howler like that, you have to wonder how Torcolacci ended up teaching such a class in the first place.
And that, as they say, is where things get interesting.