Revoke the David Rayside Scholarship from AS

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Recently, students of the University of Toronto have come to know that another student, , has won the David Rayside Undergraduate Scholarship. The qualifications of this scholarship is as follows:

Preference is given to students who have demonstrated commitment and leadership in co-curricular activities, on or off campus, promoting greater public understanding of social and cultural diversity and enhanced inclusion of historically marginalized populations: for example racialized minorities, women, Indigenous communities, immigrants and refugees, people with disabilities, sexual minorities. 

 views are immensely far-right and he has made numerous public posts belittling sexual assault survivors, women, Muslims, Hispanics, the LGBTQ+ community, and the list goes on. The students at UofT have expressed their concerns to the rightful superiors but with little resolution. 

 behaviour has been reported many times before, people have expressed their discomfort with his radical views in class, yet no actions were taken. U of T needs a mandatory policy to vet an award candidates for racism, misogyny, and homophobia. They should not be rewarding bigotry, and there also needs to be a mandatory policy for professors to address bigotry when it is reported to them. 

Having  win this scholarship, with such a specific criteria, goes against all of University of Toronto's diversity stances, their no-tolerance stance for hate speech, and so much more.

In short, it makes me ashamed to be a student at this school when I see scholarships or awards about diversity being rewarded to someone who could care less about it.

If anyone has had experiences with  that were less than desirable, do send an email to the respective undergraduate department chair.