Dear President Patry,
This email is to urge you to reconsider what I am led to believe is the university's intention to cancel Denis Rancourt's
very popular Activism course.
I am a graduate of the Honours B.A. programme (1972) and the LL.B. programme (1975) at the University of Ottawa. I was the
gold medallist in both cases. I am a member of the Common Law Honour Society. I am a former Canadian Ambassdor for Disarmament.
And I am appalled that the university would consider shutting down this very popular course that is a breath of fresh air
in today's ever more conformist and cowed society. I know something about this course because I have a close colleague -
a retired diplomat - who audited the course this year. He loved it and believes it is very, very useful in exposing students
to critical thinking and public advocacy.
I hope to audit the course this coming fall. Please ensure that the course will be offered again.