UBC Needs a Male Studies Course
The University of British Columbia does not offer any course on Male Studies. Although UBC's Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice, for example, does address women's issues in multiple courses, it does not offer any course on male issues in the course calendar:
Without a Male Studies course, the UBC student community does not have the opportunity to survey the history of thought and the best current research in this area, and students will not be able to consider thoroughly researched and realistic perspectives of male issues. As a member of the UBC community, I think that UBC should create a Male Studies course, based on the model from the Foundation for Male Studies*.
* This petition is an independent UBC student initiative, not affiliated with the Foundation for Male Studies. Signatures will continue to be gathered as interest remains, and the completed petition will be delivered to President Santa J. Ono, and Professor Denise Ferreira da Silva, Director of UBC's Social Justice Institute. Petition created by Franz Kurtzke, 4th year Philosophy major at UBC Vancouver. For more info on the author of the petition, visit: https://www.ubcmanifesto.com/
*** Please sign if you consider yourself a concerned member of the UBC community. Thank you!
UPDATE: Advertising for this campaign is complete. I do not think that the signatures will come anywhere close to reaching the 500 mark this time around. I am trying my best as a solo activist, but have to find another way to get the message out, I think. This is probably not it, but it's a good first attempt. It is very hard to achieve much without a team of volunteers. I think that this is a problematic enough situation that it could merit a formal discrimination claim, and so I will investigate this option. Thanks to anyone who has or will sign this form.