Mar 31 2010
Certain faculty at the University of Regina have brought shame to their institution in asking for withdrawal of support for the Project Hero scholarship program. From the Canada-Afghanistan Solidarity Committee blog:
There is something perverse in faculty of a university calling for the end of education supports for those whose families have given so much for this country. Even worse, the ludicrous and buffoonish characterization by supposedly educated people that our engagement is a wicked “imperialist” venture calls into question these critics’ abilities as critical thinkers and as educators.
Their uninformed analysis ignores the views of Afghans on the matter, and their extremist, relativist views make a mockery of scholarship. An embarrassment to Canada, they are sending out the message that human rights, security and peace are only for those in the West.
See the original embarrassing statement of the faculty here.