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This is Mark Dickinson writing. I am asking that the petition organized in support of my employment at OCAD University be taken down immediately.
The debate that has taken place over social media these last few days has been profoundly hurtful. This is not what I want - for myself nor for any of you, regardless of what side you have taken on this issue. Those of you who have taken my classes - where divergent points of view are welcomed and encouraged - know that this is not how I roll, nor how I wish my students to conduct themselves.
I respect the university's decision not to renew my contract. I remain exceedingly grateful to OCAD University for seven years of profoundly rewarding employment. It brought me to you, and for that I offer my deepest thanks.
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