“The Dirty Dozen”: University of British Columbia Professor Fired After Doxxing Students Who Dropped Her Class

We often follow controversies at universities over free speech and academic freedom issues, but few are quite so bizarre as the case of Dr. Amie Wolf. Wolf was fired after a period of paid administrative leave due to her attacks on 12 students who transferred out of her Indigenous Education in Canada course. Wolf has since lashed out at the university and other professors, including a vulgar diatribe.  She is vowing to challenge the action of the university which she insists is due to her refusal to “assimilate to the institution’s norms” as “an academic who identifies as female Indigenous.”  While I am certainly no expert on Canadian law, that would seem highly difficult on these facts if pursued as a legal action. (Perhaps some of our Canadian academics or lawyers could contribute on such claims).
The University of British Columbia hired Wolf in 2015 to be an Aboriginal education consultant at the UBC Sauder School of Business. She also served as a lecturer on Indigenous education. She was recently terminated after she doxxed a dozen students who transferred out of her Indigenous Education in Canada course.  However, the termination without cause reportedly allowed her to receive a lump sum payment under her contract.Wolf published their names and, according to a conservative site, stated in a later interview that she wanted to be sure that they would be unable to get a job as clearly “unfit.” 

We have often discussed professors under fire for controversial or extremist statements on social media or blog posts. I often oppose discipline for such statements even when professors espouse hatred or support violence against those with opposing views. As we have previously discussed, one professor called for more Trump supporters to be killed. Rhode Island Professor Erik Loomis, who writes for the site Lawyers, Guns, and Money, said he saw “nothing wrong” with the killing of a conservative protester — a view defended by other academics.  While sites like Lawyers, Guns, and Money feature writers like law professor Paul Campus who call for the firing of those with opposing views (including myself), it is not their commitment to free speech but our own that must guide our actions.

This is different. This is actively seeking to harm students through doxxing. This type of conduct has come up before. CNN legal analyst and Stanford lecturer Asha Rangappa doxxed a student journalist for criticizing her.  However, that did not appear to involve a student at Stanford.

Wolf responded to her termination in a heated blog post that stated that “UBC is a colonial institution. It exists on stolen land and the fact is: that’s illegal.” She then added that “My dismissal letter reads that I no longer have any teaching duties at UBC, for no reason. Well, there is a reason. The fact that it isn’t stated is the statement itself. The reason for my dismissal is that I will not assimilate to the institution’s norms.” However, she pledged to fight:

I figure, if I can’t fight this – a resourced, educated, mature woman -how is an Indigenous child who is a descendant of survivors every going to defend themselves from being treated like a second class citizen in our colonial public education system?

The Wolf is my totem animal. I follow the Wolf’s ways, which resonate with me. A pack animal, the Wolf who is the hunter eats last, making sure every animal has had their feed before partaking.

The problem is that Dr. Wolf was clearly wrong and abusive in her treatment of the students.  She was not defending but attacking others. This was a mandatory course and students complained about her conduct and teaching.  She wrote interim reports tagging each student as showing “unconscious and unacceptable biases, the reinforcement of white supremacy and/or Indigenous specific racism” as well as an “intolerance for ‘otherness.'” After the university deleted the reports, she doxxed the students.

 

Reddit also linked an alleged tweet from Dr. Wolf but (like others) it is no longer available.  The Reddit posting stated that Wolf later added that “Anonymity is the home base of white supremacist actions. My former students are slandering me behind my back and to the media. This is what Indigenous specific misogyny looks like. They must be named and held accountable for their violence. Above all, they should not be teachers.” I have not been able to find that tweet.

The students are not alone in such attacks. Dr. Wolf has also attacked a faculty member at St. Mary’s University in Nova Scotia who noted questions about Wolf’s Indigenous background. She is Polish and Native American descent, according to media reportsDr. Darryl R. J. Leroux, Associate Professor in the Department of Social Justice at St. Mary’s University made reference to her background.  In one tweet, he stated “It appears likely now that infamous UBC prof in Teacher Education is a white woman masquerading as ‘Indigenous.’ Through her alleged grift, she has inflicted harm on racialized students & unleashed torrent of white supremacist hate aimed at BIPOC.”

Recently, he tweeted  “Lots of media have contacted me re: Dr. Wolf. I’m not doing interviews. Pls contact @nomoreredface whose research I retweeted. For clarity, Dr. Wolf’s g-grandma’s brother married a Cree-Métis woman. I write about *lateral* descent in Ch 3 of my book.”

For her part, Wolf attacked Leroux for what she described as his “genocidal view of how culture is transmitted” and wrote that she has been abused by critics “[s]ince his marvelous work to discredit an Indigenous female professor engaged in powerful post-secondary decolonization education work.” She ended that later posting with simply: “I have no words except two for people like you, and these are overdue: F**k you.”

Ok, now you see how bizarre this has all become.

I do not see how Dr. Wolf could take legal action in her termination, but she may be referring to an intention to fight back publicly rather than legally. The attack on the “dirty dozen” named students crosses the line for academics and proves ample basis for discipline. If these students took public positions denouncing Dr. Wolf, the situation might be different. In fairness, anonymous students making public attacks on academics can be unfair and deny a professor an opportunity to refute the basis or history behind such stories. However, first reprimanding these students for dropping her course and then posting their names was entirely unjustified and unacceptable.

The key is that this did not appear accidental but intentional. Sometimes academics and others send out ill-considered tweets or inadvertently reveal information that they would have ordinarily protected from disclosure. In such cases where there is an acknowledgement of the mistake, I believe a university should confine any action to a reprimand or similar action. This appears to be a premeditated and petty effort to punish these students from dropping her class.

Thus, I expect that this is not the last we will hear from Dr. Wolf but it is likely the last the UBC will hear from her as a faculty member.

99 thoughts on ““The Dirty Dozen”: University of British Columbia Professor Fired After Doxxing Students Who Dropped Her Class”

  1. The real story should be universities with insane departments hiring insane people to indoctrinate students and making them unable to function in a decent society… and what happens when some few students figure out what is going on and what happens to them when they try to save themselves.

  2. What’s bizarre about it? Sounds like your typical fascio-communist democrat. “Race race race, white supremacy! race race race, colonialism! race race race, misogyny! race race race,” all while encouraging physical harm upon those who don’t automatically and enthusiastically kow tow.

  3. “However, the termination without cause reportedly allowed her to receive a lump sum payment under her contract.” Sound like it pays to be mentally ill nowadays.

  4. Academics appear to be some of the dumbest people walking the earth. And we pay these people to teach our children. Unbelievable.

    1. “Academics appear to be some of the dumbest people walking the earth.”

      Oh, yes, they’re all alike.

      Joe gives us a good example of “generalization.”

  5. It does not appear she is actually an Indian, even in part. Who her great-grandmother’s BROTHER married passes no Indian genes to her. Winston Churchill Churchill may have had more Indian genes than she has, and I know I do.

    Looks like she is another Dolezal-type nut. In the ‘srudies’ fields it looks like you have to check the “I am a nut’ box to qualify for the job.

  6. Wolf would fit right in at Coca-Cola.

    The 49-minute training video by DiAngelo, author of the book “White Fragility,” is titled “Confronting Racism.” Right away the course establishes that all white people are born racist. “Nothing exempts any white person from the forces of racism,” says DiAngelo. “When you accept the reality of your socialization, you can begin to examine how you’ve been shaped by it.”

    “In the U.S. and other Western nations, white people are socialized to feel that they are inherently superior because they are white,” she continues. “Research shows that by age 3 to 4, children understand that it is better to be white.”
    https://thefederalist.com/2021/02/20/whistleblower-coca-cola-uses-antiracist-training-that-tells-employees-try-to-be-less-white

    1. About 54% of the murders are committed by about 7% of the population–black males.

      Is being ‘less white’ really a good idea? I can think of, say, about 7% of the country who would improve it considerably by trying to act more white. Just statistics, mind.

      I am finished with Coke products.

      1. There is nothing inherent in skin color that biologically drives an individual to behave in a particular way other than a response to how nature affects that individual biologically. Every other behavior is a response driven by the cultural and political environment.

        This systemic racism movement is not much different than the climate change movement. You begin with an agenda and then make an assertion that is immediately intended to begin dividing and conquering those opposed to it. When the facts become inconvenient to the assertion, then modify the assertion and/or find another way to divide the opposition.

        Enter into the movement an enforcement arm(y) and you now have a force to silence further opposition. Speak out against it and this force will silence you, in every way imaginable. This way, those you can’t move by peaceful persuasion, you move by force. History in the 1930’s proves how this works. And the next stage is to move this force into government. Once they have have total control of government, then we get what we are seeing right now.

        1. Olly: “Every other behavior is a response driven by the cultural and political environment.”
          ***
          Probably not true except for the part about skin color. Many different biologically distinguishable populations have dark or light skin. Koreans and Japanese have very light skin but from different genes that give Europeans light skin. It isn’t the skin coloration that makes a difference but the larger biological/genetic package.

          That aside, our evolved and innate behaviors play are very large role in who we are. Read Pinker’s “The Blank Slate”.

          1. Probably not true except for the part about skin color.

            Overly generalized for sure, but my main point was about blaming skin color for all behavior.

        2. Olly, I’ll just say this though I know nobody gives a rats behind: I generally like you, at least based on your posts. Do you believe that black slave traders bred their black slaves to be as big and strong as possible? If yes, did that not increase the testosterone in black males? If yes how and why does this increased testosterone in black males not appear in an increased penchant for illegal violence? (I know every race has been enslaved certainly including whites; Am. Natives imprisoned other Am. natives; the Aztecs sacrificed Aztec virgins, etc.)

          1. Princess – Good comment but I think the Aztecs primarily sacrificed people from other Indian nations, and they sacrificed thousands of them. Some were sent to the Aztecs as tribute if I remember correctly, like Hunger Games but on a bigger scale. They also ate them. They had recipes for cooking people. But we are told all cultures are equal except for Western culture which is less.

          2. I generally thank you. 😉

            Do you believe that black slave traders bred their black slaves to be as big and strong as possible?

            It would be logical to conclude they did.

            If yes, did that not increase the testosterone in black males? If yes how and why does this increased testosterone in black males not appear in an increased penchant for illegal violence?

            If they were matching mates to produce particular characteristics, that’s far different than injecting testosterone or steroids to produce similar results. If your theory were correct, then you’d expect to find a correlation between size and violence in black males. Do you have data to prove that to be the case?

  7. These universities are full of despicable professors, administrative and other personnel who shouldn’t be teaching anything or subjecting students to such victimization-dressed-up-as-cultural-education nonsense.

  8. As usual in these type of stories, I’m sure much went on before the conservative blogosphere picked up on this as a ‘chortle over martinis’ cause. Enjoy doing everything possible to avoid the lawsuits at Fox and Newsmax, JT.

    EB

    1. You don’t want her on your side, Bug. She’s nuts. In a different time, she would have been a concentration camp guard.

    2. Elvis Bug, once again you tell us that other things must have gone on. You don’t tell us what these other things are. Oh there must be more to the story. Your thoughts are that if the story doesn’t fit your narrative their must be information that we don’t know about. Looking for something to twist the narrative even if you can not verify a different reality. The operative word is reality. You never mention her attempt to destroy the lives of her students who disagree with her. Thank you for the open display of your self proclaimed charity.

      1. You never mention her attempt to destroy the lives of her students who disagree with her.

        That’s not bug’s purpose here. The story is irrelevant. Bug’s purpose is to to be an opposition to whatever position Conservatives take, regardless of disconnected from reality that position needs to be.

        We’d likely put bug in vapor lock if we simply agreed with him. 😉

  9. In Canada, unfortunately, we have a habit of tolerating large amounts of BS from indigenous people. As a result, they think they’re entitled to special privileges. Interestingly enough, this woman’s great grandmother‘s brother’s wife was a half breed Indian… Cree-Métis… And she seems to feel that she can claim indigenous status based on that. I think if we trace the family trees back for enough, will find that she is at least 1/1024 related to Elizabeth Warren.

    1. Canuck, I have a lot of sympathy for sane people in Canada. I hope I don’t have to move there to escape worse here. Starting to look like it.

  10. More students should fight back against these mandatory deprogramming classes. The unfounded assumption of these indoctrination sessions is that all white people are inherently racist and thus have to go through a deprogramming ritual in one form or another. This essentialist argument flies in the face of facts and science. Yet, these “woke” bullies drum into the minds of students that they are racist white supremacists, no evidence needed other than their white skin. These courses have no business being part of the education curriculum at any level, especially in the lower grades, where they are more akin to child abuse than education.

  11. “I have no words except two for people like you, and these are overdue: F**k you.””

    I think Joe Friday and Elvis Bug would love meeting this woman.

    1. She sounds like your kinda gal, S. Meyer. Similar personalities and all, ya know, given your behavior on this blog.

      1. Nope. You don’t realize it Anonymous the Stupid but she is a leftist. Just the type that meets your needs ideologically but the chances are she wouldn’t have you. Do you know why? Because you are Anonymous the Stupid.

  12. At least the Canadians have the courage and intergrity to fire those deserving of removal….the United States can learn a lesson from our neighbors to the North.

  13. As to her claimed heritage, ” She is Polish and Native American descent,…”

    I didn’t know Elizabeth Warren was Canadian.“

  14. “She is Polish and Native American descent”

    I wonder if she has a good recipe for buffalo pierogies. Yes, yes. I know they’re bison. No worries though. They can use the same bathroom.

    1. It looks as if her Indian descent is based on someone her ancestor’s brother married. In other words, no actual genes passed to her.

      Phony. But, it worked for Warren.

  15. She should move to Spain where there is less rain in campus and the the holy mail. Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask when you can leave your country. JFK was not in the way. Until the bullet hit him.

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