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University faces rape culture allegations

The president of the University of Ottawa will speak today about allegations of sexual misconduct involving students.

Allan Rock has made no public comments since the university's men's hockey team was suspended Monday amid a police investigation of an alleged sexual assault in Thunder Bay, Ont.

The university is also facing allegations of having a so-called rape culture after sexually threatening banter about the school's student federation president was posted online.

Four student leaders resigned on the weekend after a private Facebook chat about student union leader Anne-Marie Roy was made public.

On Monday, the university announced the suspension of the hockey program as police opened an investigation into a complaint of sexual assault while the team was on a road trip.

The Thunder Bay Police Service has not released any details about the alleged sexual assault.

The Canadian Press

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