York University scraps ‘College Master’ academic title to cut association to discrimination and racism

York University in Toronto has decided to scrap the academic title of “College Master” in an effort to strip bias and discrimination from the official language used on campus.

The move, which takes effect on Jan. 1, means that the academic leaders of York’s eight colleges — Bethune, Calumet, Founders, McLaughlin, New, Stong, Vanier and Winters — will be known as “College Heads.”