McGill University must continue to be fair and inclusive, but not at the expense of skills, says a McGill University psychology professor.
Professor Martin Trabio was on Stephen Biro’s microphone on his Communications podcast Thursday to talk about the point system McGill University wants to put in place to support minorities and certain communities in psychology.
The debate echoes the virtual confrontation between Léa Clermont-Dion and Mathieu Bock-Côté, the latter of whom accused the writer of anti-white racism after her interview with Stéphane Biro, when she described the town of Rawdon as ‘wild’ and ‘pretty weird white trash’.
So the psychology professor at McGill University turned to a practice he opposed.
“Most people agree that we all want a fair, equal society, it’s not a question, it’s how we translate that into politics, how we turn it into action. , here is an impasse,” he believed. Mr. Drapeau to QUB Radio.
A point system should have allowed professors to decide a psychology student’s admission to a master’s program based on a number of points.
“We’re in an auction situation,” he said.
“It’s almost become a laughing stock, ‘We should give more points to single women but not to single parent men because, according to a colleague, single-parent women suffer more than single parents.'” It was based on assessment, individual circumstances and case by case basis.
What about skills?
According to the professor, if this practice were adopted, skills would be preceded by a form of identity or adherence to an ideology.
“[…] A member of what I would describe as a more extreme version of social justice means that points attached to experience or merit are not enough,” Mr. Trabio explained.