The “Project Hero” Scolarship Program
Take Action – Sign the Petition – Send a letter of Support
By the Canadian Peace Alliance, April 7, 2010
A group of Professors the University of Regina have drafted a letter to object to the “Project Hero” scholarship program which gives money to the family of Canadian Soldiers killed in Afghanistan.
As they say in the letter: In our view, support for “Project Hero” represents a dangerous cultural turn. It associates “heroism” with the act of military intervention. It erases the space for critical discussion of military policy and practices. In signing on to “Project Hero”, the university is implicated in the disturbing construction of the war in Afghanistan by Western military- and state-elites as the “good war” of our epoch. We insist that our university not be connected with the increasing militarization of Canadian society and politics.
Please take a moment to sign the petition online.
To express solidarity please send letters of support for the Regina 16, and against Project Hero and Canadian imperialism, to University of Regina President Vianne Timmons, and Vice-President Academic, Gary Boire. Please send a copy of the letters to Jeffery Webber.