A professor at the University of British Columbia doxed 12 of her former students in a now-deleted tweet after she baselessly accused them of racism, the Ubyssey reports.
Dr. Amie Wolf, who is a professor in the faculty of education, referred to the students as the "dirty dozen." She has since deleted her Twitter account.
In a later interview, Wolf said that she tweeted out their names in order to prevent them from getting jobs in education, alleging that they were unfit to be teachers.
The controversy surrounding Wolf and her students dates back two weeks, when UBC allegedly deleted a series of nearly identical interim reports she had filed against the 12 students after they were transferred out of her class. The students transferred after they complained about her teaching style.
"At best, choosing to leave my class, rather than making an effort to understand what I am actually teaching and why, reveals an intolerance for 'otherness,'" Wolf wrote in her reports.
"At worst, it points to the possibility of unconscious and unacceptable biases, the reinforcement of white supremacy and/or Indigenous specific racism and misogyny."
She later demanded a payout for the "emotional labour" she had to go through, as well as indefinite employment and to be free from receiving evaluations from her students, a standard which is applied to every professor at UBC.
After naming the 12 students on Twitter, UBC contacted Dr. Wolf with a request to delete the tweet. UBC told Wolf that the tweet was a violation of students' privacy.
"As an employee of UBC, you are obliged to comply with FIPPA, and your deliberate disclosure of the names of your students in this tweet constitutes a serious violation of that law," the university stated in a cease and desist letter.
In response to the letter, Wolf claimed that she was "threatened" by UBC. She also further defended herself by alleging that the students were abusing their power over her by virtue of her being Indigenous.
"They're going to play the victim card while telling me I'm playing the victim card. They're going to play the defamation card while defaming me. They're going to play the heartbreak card when they’re the ones that are kicking the crap out of me," Wolf said.
She further asserted that she is the "one who is vulnerable, not the students, me."
Wolf says that she has been placed on administrative leave by the university since the incident, although UBC refused to comment on the current status of her employment.