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