Post Tagged with: "human rights"

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Students, professors stand up for gender identity

Faculty, students and transgender community members are speaking out about how a University of Toronto professor’s controversial comments on gender identity have affected them. The wave of responses followed a YouTube lecture published by Jordan Peterson, a psychology professor at the University of Toronto (U of T). In the lecture, Peterson said he refuses to accept the use of genderless […]

Simon Deng, a former slave in his native Sudan, speaks at Ryerson.

Former Sudanese slave speaks out about harrowing journey, UN shortcomings

When Simon Deng’s captors suspected he might try to escape, they would show him a gruesome photo depicting a man whose arms and legs had been cut off – warning Deng, then nine years old, that the same fate would befall him if he tried to make a run for it. “When they said that they would cut off my […]

by Hayden W· · News, On Campus
University of Toronto student Wongene Daniel Kim alleged discrimination in his claim to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal. (Courtesy Twitter)

Shy U of T student sparks discussion about accommodation at Ryerson

Ryerson staff have clashing views over a University of Toronto student’s recent admission about feeling “too shy and uncomfortable” to attend class where he was the only male student. The student filed a human rights complaint to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal after he failed the class, which he claimed was because of lost attendance marks. When asked if Ryerson […]

by Leena Latafat· · News, On Campus, Top stories