Students from the University of Glasgow are calling for U of T professor Jordan Peterson to be removed from the ballot to become the university’s rector.
The rector candidate is nominated, campaigned, and voted on solely by students to represent the student body. However, a petition is calling for university administration to step in and remove Professor Peterson and alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos from the candidates list.
As of press time, the petition has over 3,500 signatures.
The petition calling for their removal says that Peterson and Yiannopoulos’ ideologies are “transphobic, misogynistic [and] violent.” It also states that their inclusion puts “vulnerable students at the University at risk of harm.”
At an event in Ottawa last week, Peterson said that he expected backlash but was unhappy with being compared to Yiannopoulos.
Currently, the University of Glasgow’s rector is United States National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden.
— With files from The National Post