To the people concerned regarding this matter,
It makes me sad to write this petition due to the circumstances. One of our beloved professors has been wrongfully terminated. The professor in which I speak of is Dr, Friesen.
Nothing has been said regarding the reasoning for his termination and the student body has no idea that when they return in the fall there will be no Friesen courses. There has been a rumour going around that the termination regards financial reasons but should a professor be terminated because of it? Shouldnt we be building around strong professors?
I work with a lot of youth and some of the questions they would ask is Why Tyndale? My answers personally were because of professors like Dr. Friesen and Dr. Noh. Just to name a few. They are professors that truly care about your well being as a student and live to sharpen your thoughts. I personally have been impacted by not only Dr. Friesen's professionalism but his genuine care regarding character. For him its not only about the marks but how is your character being developed and how can he walk on this journey with you. I am not going to lie to you I respect the man. I do not want this for myself but for the future generation of Tyndale students who will unfortunately not have a Friesen course and will not experience the joy that I have.
I hope this petition will bring to light an issue which I feel is very important for the wellbeing of Tyndale.
Dr. Friesen is quintessentially Tyndale.
I personally would like the board of Tyndale to hopefully include the student population in the decision making process. Especially regarding a professor's termination in a such a tightly knit university. However regarding this matter I would want negotiations to further Dr. Friesens contract.
Tyndale is an amazing institution and I know they will not take this petition lightly. Nor will I.