Calgary tenured professor critical of Black Lives Matter has been fired


The former professor came under fire in 2020 when she said that the Black Lives Matter movement "destroyed MRU" and that she "doesn't recognize the institution anymore". The comments resulted in a petition calling for her to be fired. It currently has more than 6,000 signatures. Widdowson has publicly rejected the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's conclusion that Canada's residential school system was "genocidal," and said it gave Indigenous children an education that "normally they wouldn't have received."

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