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University of British Columbia Changes ‘Dr.’ Policy After Jill Biden Flap

University of British Columbia Changes ‘Dr.’ Policy After Jill Biden Flap

School claims it’s making the change in the name of “equity, diversity and inclusion”

https://youtu.be/C2XKmhyuaT8

The school did not use the title of Dr. for anyone except medical professionals. Now everyone with a PhD or an EdD will also be called Dr. They’re basically changing reality to suit Jill Biden.

The College Fix reports:

Canadian university alters ‘Dr.’ policy in wake of Jill Biden controversy

In the wake of the brouhaha over Jill Biden’s use of the title “Dr,” the University of British Columbia has changed its policy and now will refer to all holders of doctorates by that very title.

After former Northwestern University adjunct Joseph Epstein chided Joe Biden’s wife for using “Dr.” before her name (and making others do the same) because she has a doctorate in education (EdD), debate ensued across the media and social media alike.

Many, mostly on the left, thought Epstein’s remarks were “misogynistic” and “sexist,” while those familiar with what an EdD requires largely agreed with him.

Some in influential positions didn’t even know the exact nature of Mrs. Biden’s degree.

According to the Western Standard, until the current controversy it wasn’t standard practice at U. British Columbia to use “Dr.” to refer to its PhDs, let alone EdDs. It appears a mathematics professor bringing up the issue led to school officials making a change…

In a December 17 press release, the university said media and institutions have pondered how to recognize academic credentials “in recent years.” Traditionally, UBC has followed Canadian Press standards which use “Dr.” only before “licensed health care professionals” such as physicians and dentists.

Now, however, the university will use that title in all UBC press materials in the name of “equity, diversity and inclusion.”

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“Now, however, the university will use that title in all UBC press materials in the name of ‘equity, diversity and inclusion.’”

Furthermore, in the name of this crap, the poor shall be called rich, down shall be called up, and–most important–bad shall be called good.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Rab. | December 23, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    Papermill.

    Papermill.

    Remind everyone that’s where Gold Digger/XXXXX for Hire Jill got her fake Phd – online yet.

I once called my attorney ‘doctor’ – and why not? she holds a Juris Doctorate. She smiled and said ‘no one does that.’ I’m guessing I should follow up with my counselor.

    I have been told in Germany, attorneys are called Doctor.

      Milhouse in reply to ParkRidgeIL. | December 23, 2020 at 10:32 am

      In Germany people with two doctorates are Doktor Doktor. But in German “doctor” doesn’t mean “physician”, so physicians who have no doctorate are not supposed to be called “Doktor”.

      In Yiddish someone who has a doctorate is a “Doktor”, while a physician is a “Dokter”.

    Many bar associations prohibit the use of “Dr.” by attorneys who hold a J.D. Nevertheless I know one who insists on it. The fact that he is a Democrat politician is probably unrelated to this practice.

That’s fine, as long as they start addressing me by my proper title: “Emperor”.

Dr. Imhaus: Doctor.

Austin Millbarge: Doctor.

Dr. Imhaus: Doctor.

Emmett Fitz-Hume: Doctor.

[Imhaus exits]

Dr. Marston: Doctor.

Austin Millbarge: Doctor.

Dr. Marston: Doctor.

Emmett Fitz-Hume: Doctor.

[Marston exits]

Karen Boyer: Doctor.

Austin Millbarge: Doctor.

Karen Boyer: Doctor.

Emmett Fitz-Hume: [amorously] Doctor!

[Boyer exits]

Jerry Hadley: Doctor.

Austin Millbarge: Doctor.

Jerry Hadley: Doctor.

Emmett Fitz-Hume: Doctor.

[Hadley exits]

Austin Millbarge: We’re not doctors!

So if you know a MD who has a PhD, do you call that person “Doctor Doctor?”

How many real doctors does this tick off? If you’re a very vocal pretend “doctor” in one of the soft “sciences,” is that the real doctor you want treating you?
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Most don’t know the difference twixt PhD and EdD.
PhDs interpret research. EdDs apply the research in real-world settings.
Thinkers vs. Doers?

Ah…there’s a pecking order amongst

“Many, mostly on the left, thought Epstein’s remarks were “misogynistic” and “sexist,” while those familiar with what an EdD requires largely agreed with him.”

and

“According to the Western Standard, until the current controversy it wasn’t standard practice at U. British Columbia to use “Dr.” to refer to its PhDs, let alone EdDs.”

so it’s Puh on EdDs.

Fun Fact: Nearly all of the commanders of the SS Einsatzgruppen, which liquidated over a million Jews on the Eastern Front, held doctorates. The ones who didn’t were credentialed professionals like policemen and even architects.

Bottom line: The title of “Doctor” is no guarantee you can’t also be a fanatic ruthless murdering SOB.

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