University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson took fifth place in the voting for 2017’s “Higher Ed Heroes.” Peterson has been a vocal defender of free speech, making him a veritable bete noir of progressives, who routinely protest his speeches. In one case, a teaching assistant was even reprimanded for showing a video of one of Peterson’s speeches in class, which her professor compared to “neutrally playing a speech by Hitler.”
Campus Reform is proud to announce that Jordan Peterson, a psychology professor at the University of Toronto, was selected by readers as one of the top five Higher Ed Heroes of 2017.
Peterson has been a ferocious defender of free speech in higher education and has become a prime target of liberal activists all around the country.
In fact, Peterson’s views were deemed so controversial that some academics went as far as to punish professors who discussed or featured his views in a classroom setting. As previously reported by Campus Reform, this is precisely what happened to one Canadian teaching assistant who was reprimanded by her professor for showing a video in class featuring Peterson.
Lindsay Shepherd, who is currently a graduate student at the Waterloo, Ontario school, reportedly played a video of a debate between Peterson and University of Toronto Sexual Diversity Studies program lecturer Nicholas Matte.