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.”

  • canminuteman

    This is what happens when you have illiterates go to college.

  • Del Evans

    Soon, cotton shirts no longer sold in University store. Crackers are in aisle seven

    • Watchman

      Care Bears are in aisles 8, 9, and 10. Purple drank is next to the door for when you just need to grab one on your way out. Baseball bats, bicycle locks and hammers are in aisle 4 under the “Free Speech Protest Essentials” sign.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Everyone at the college be they student or teacher should be ‘comrade’.

    • canminuteman

      Give it a couple more years and we’ll be there.

  • Watchman

    Is York University in Toronto also now offering a new series of academic degrees:
    Old: Bachelors
    New: ???? Can’t let the sexist old Bachelor term stand, lets use “Tertiary School Certificate” for now as it better reflects its role as the next stage on from high school.

    Old: Masters
    New: Heads

    Old: Doctorate
    New: Doctorate (Phew – non sexist term – no changes needed)

    Used in a sentence:
    Old: Paul finished his postgraduate degree work and was awarded his Master of Engineering diploma at his graduation ceremony
    New: Jane finished xyr postgraduate degree work and was awarded xyr Head of Fellatio Studies diploma after taking time off xyr artiste job at Starbucks.

  • Clink9

    I can see a day where University means you just go to a place in your onesy pajamas with a soother in your mouth.

  • Jaedo Drax
  • Shebel

    Get rid of the Discrimination and Racism—


  • Ed

    And what about boats with masts?

    Need to rename them too. “Run the sail up the person pole.”

    Fucking idiots.

  • Editor

    Nice to see York has their priorities straight. This had to be the most pressing problem on campus.

  • JoKeR

    Hello, I am your College Head, Sylvia Conception. You can call me Sylvia, Sylvia Conception, or Miss Conception.

  • ontario john

    College Heads? Sounds like somewhere you go to take a piss. I can see the connection though.

  • simus1

    A collective title like “Richard Craniums” sounds more impressive, academic, and accurate.

  • Shebel

    No wonder the Government is guaranteeing free University Education—
    For the un- indoctrinated.

  • JohnfromToronto

    College heads? Should be college no heads; they certainly have no minds.