LettersToTheBeast has learned some sad, sad news about the queen of Canada’s loony left, Wendy “Kook” Cukier (okay, okay, she pronounces it “sook-yay”),
Cukier made her career by being in the same building, the ecole-polytechnique (The Polytechnical School) in Montreal where Marc Lepine went on a shooting rampage, wounding 28 and killing 14. Before killing himself, Lepine, 25, said he was hunting feminists. Sadly, this event happened in a) Canada and b)a school. Thus nobody was carrying and Lepine was able to carry out his killing spree unimpeded. And since that time, Cukier has made it her mission that no Canadian – woman or man – will ever have the right to self-defense recognized.
The ecole-polytechnique massacre happened on December 6, 1989. In 1989, a series of rapes in suburban Toronto perpetrated by a man known then only as “the Scarborough Rapist” had continued unsolved for two years. They would continue for another year before Paul Bernardo and his wife Karla Homolka would go on to kill three girls, including Homolka’s own sister, Tammy (whom Karla had offered to Paul as a “present”). Bernardo and Homolka were from Cukier’s home town, St. Catharines, Ontario. Cukier and her ilk become irrationally irate at the suggestion that had just one of those women who were raped by Bernardo been carrying, Tammy Homolka, Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French (the girls killed by Bernado and Homolka) would be alive today. To say nothing of the misery endured by all of Bernardo’s rape victims in Toronto.
Since 1989, Canada’s militant feminist movement has prospered with Marc Lepine as its favoured fund-raising tool. Similary, Marc Lepine also managed to put Cukier’s career on the fast track. She became a professor at Toronto’s Ryerson Institute (now Ryerson University), colloquially known as Rye High. Currently Ryerson’s vice-president of research and innovation, Dr. Wendy Cukier, Phd, had a chance to move on to bigger and better things back at St. Catharines’ Brock Univeristy. Cukier accepted an appointment to be Brock’s president. She accepted the offer in December, 2015 and the position would have started September 1, 2016.
According to Ryerson, Mrs. Cukier has an MA (social and cultural history), MBA (marketing and information systems), PhD (“management science”), two honourary doctorates of law, and a master of science. Apparently, she is the author of 200 papers on research and technological innovation. Yet the woman has never held a real job in her entire life. Her life’s work has been to dine off of Marc Lepine, present herself as a victim of the “Montreal Massacre” even though Lepine never even entered the classroom she was cowering in, and made it her business to make sure no Canadian woman is ever able to defend herself. And for that life experience, students go into debt tens of thousands of dollars and their parents sacrifice everything.
Curiously, Ryerson’s bio of Cukier makes no mention of exactly what degree she ended up getting from ecole-polytechnique. She did go to an engineering school, so one would have thought she at least started out in life wanting to do something useful for society.
Regrettably, news of Cukier’s abrasive personality made its way down to St. Catharines from Toronto. The Toronto Globe and Mail reports that Cukier’s department “was a ‘toxic work environment’ where lower-level employees were fearful for their jobs.” Subordinates complained of having to work overtime and weekend without pay.
One complainant e-mailed, “When you complete … tasks and assignments, you are critiqued and your work is often torn apart…No one should ever have to experience open ridicule in front of colleagues, fear and intimidation, and trickle down bullying. Far too many employees over the years have complained to HR and the union, yet little has been done to assist employees in this department…No one should ever have to experience open ridicule in front of colleagues, fear and intimidation, and trickle down bullying. Far too many employees over the years have complained to HR and the union, yet little has been done to assist employees in this department.”
While not wishing to defend Canada’s gun-grabber extraordinaire, LettersToTheBeast would respectfully welcome this anonymous complainant to the real world.
The Globe and Mail sought comment from Ryerson and Cukier but was apparently unsuccessful. An uncharacteristic stance from a woman who has been running towards every microphone and camera in sight for the past 25 years.
According to another, more (typically) fawning Globe and Mail article from October 19, 2010:
Describing her outlook on Canadian technological innovation as “glass half-full, glass half-empty”, Prof. Cukier fears that this country may have lost some of its edge. Like gun control or gender equality, she says, innovation is a continuous process that calls for integrated strategies. “If you’re not continually moving forward, you’re going to be surpassed by other nations which are.”
The reason other countries (particularly China, Japan, South Korea and now even India) are cleaning our clocks is they are not wasting their students’ time and money dealing with nonsense like “diversity,” bathrooms for confused folk, safe spaces and the like. Their universities don’t put up with that crap. In fact, even their elementary schools focus on educating their pupils for the real world. If an elementary school headmaster – to say nothing of a dean of students 0 dared distract his students with crap like gender-neutral bathrooms, same sex relationships and “safe spaces,” one can be assured the parents would break his legs with their baseball bats (these are gun-free countries, after all).
Nobody said Cukier is an idiot and there is some good news. Wendy must have been taking notes when Steven Salaita‘s job offer as a professor at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign was withdrawn after Salaita had resigned his position of Virginia Tech and after it had come to light that he had said some mean things about our lords and masters in tel aviv, thus leaving Mr. Salaita unemployed. Wendy is currently on sabbatical from Rye High and will be returning in September, 2017 as a “faculty member” in the Ted Rogers School of Business.
It is unclear how Mrs.Cukier is managing to meet her obligations for the next year. Rumours that Cukier would be heading up Ryerson’s Safe Space program upon her return were unsubstantiated.
Brock students – and your parents – take a big sigh of relief now.