By Nathan M. Greenfield, Photo: iStock, University World News, January 14, 2023
On 21 December 2022, Canada’s paper of record, the (Toronto) Globe and Mail published an op-ed by Meric Gertler, president of the University of Toronto (UofT).
The article did not discuss noteworthy academic achievements or reflect on the first full year of on-campus classes since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Rather, it outlined UofT’s response to serious charges of antisemitism at its Temerty Faculty of Medicine (TFOM) laid out in the article “Reflections on addressing antisemitism in a Canadian faculty of medicine” published 17 days earlier in the Canadian Medical Education Journal, written by Professor Ayelet Kuper, a physician at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and scientist and associate director of the Wilson Centre for Research in Education. Both institutions are affiliated with UofT.