Keep Professor Dylan Clark at the University of Toronto at Mississauga sign now

We, the undersigned, hereby petition to have Dr. Dylan Clarks contract renewed beyond the 2011-2012 school year so that he may continue to make a positive difference in the lives of students through his teaching, mentoring, and advising.

Dr. Dylan Clark has been lecturing at the University of Toronto at Mississauga (UTM) since fall 2006. However, it has come to the attention of his students that his contract may not be renewed after the 2011-2012 school year since certain contracts are only renewed beyond a five year term under exceptional circumstances. Many of Dr. Clarks students believe that this is the exceptional circumstance.

Dr. Clark is a one of a kind professor who cannot be replaced. His lectures discuss crucial issues involving aboriginal peoples, the negative impact of advertisements, racism, accent discrimination, capitalism, poverty and much more. He is making a huge difference by passionately articulating his thoughts on vital world issues in his lectures. He is changing perceptions and educating students on topics that are seldom discussed with such passion and depth in other courses. The material in his lectures can be applied to all areas of life. If Dr. Clark could lecture the entire world this world would truly be a better place.

Please attend one of his lectures before making your decision. Failing to renew this professors contract will be a huge disappointment to past, current and future students! It will be very unfortunate and truly disheartening if Dr. Clark is not given the opportunity to continue to influence students through his teaching at UTM. Please consider Dr. Clarks teaching quality, his passion for the material he teaches, his research and the great impact he has made in the lives of his students before making your decision.

We understand universities need to balance their budget and we understand that universities value research, but we do not understand why instructors who are changing the world through their teaching do not have job security. It is very unfortunate that someone so intelligent, kind, student-friendly, and passionate about crucial world issues is in this predicament. Universities should not solely strive to build their reputation through research; they should strive to build their reputation through exceptional teachers as well and Dr. Dylan Clark is beyond exceptional.

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Latest Signatures

  • 25 December 201550. Michelle B
    Student Number 995432189 I've learned a great deal being in Dr. Clarkes class. He opened my eyes to many different issues in the past and the present with regards to different aspects of our society that are so important, yet i never realized/took the ti
  • 22 November 201549. Shenika B
    I support this petition
  • 08 November 201548. Sasha W
    wth? finally after 3 years I get a great prof and then he gets kicked out - not cool. we should create a facebook revolution.
  • 24 September 201547. Sabrina M
    amazing professor
  • 10 September 201546. Michelle Vanderd
    I support this petition
  • 09 August 201545. Sally I
    Student Number 998652088 Great teacher
  • 02 August 201544. Rabia S
    I support this petition
  • 03 June 201543. Pooja J
    Student Number 997504712 Professor Clark is a very influential undergrad prof who has academically, socially, and intellectually improved the lives of many of his students. I have never come across a professor like him. He teaches with passion and integr
  • 02 June 201542. Vik S
    I support this petition
  • 13 May 201541. Charmaine L
    Prof. Clark is a great teacher. I can really feel his passion in teaching Anthropology. It is a great honour to have been taught by such a dedicated professor.
  • 26 March 201540. Maryam Walter
    I support this petition
  • 18 March 201539. Manal M
    Dr. Clark is an amazing professor, to lose him would be a HUGE blow to UTM!
  • 04 March 201538. Matthew Aresendesm
    I support this petition
  • 29 January 201537. Sam R
    I support this petition
  • 19 January 201536. Jasman S
    I support this petition
  • 18 January 201535. Hannah G
    I support this petition
  • 26 December 201434. Rubia S
    I support this petition
  • 26 December 201433. Thalia R
    As stated in the letter Dr. Clark is truely one of a kind. He presents his lectures in a way that we can relate to but also forces us to think outside side the box as Dr. Clark's theme was (for the courses I took) make the strange familiar and the familia
  • 26 October 201432. Zainab I
    Prof Clark is a great professor and he is very student friendly. He deserves an extension in his UTM contract.
  • 11 September 201431. Nicola P
    I support this petition
  • 04 July 201430. Zahra A
    Student Number 998375397 Prof. Clark is one of the most passionate and inspirational profs at UTM. He gave me a good first year experience. Let him stay!
  • 13 June 201429. Lamea K
    Student Number 996974378 He is an inspiring professor. Failure to re-new his contract will be a great lose for the University and its students. I, as a student of his Sociocultural Anthropology course, learned so much from him. He really helped us broade
  • 06 April 201428. Sofiya B
    I support this petition
  • 15 March 201427. Megan H
    I support this petition
  • 14 February 201426. Ransi M
    I support this petition
  • 18 December 201325. Rania Boone
    I support this petition
  • 28 May 201324. Tamara G
    Student Number 998349425 One of my favourite professors! I learned so much from his class and it would be so sad to see him go!

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Ramon MeyerBy:
Petition target:
University of Toronto at Mississauga Anthropology chair and department, Vice-President and Provost at the St. George campus and all others concerned in the renewal of Dr. Clarks contract


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