Former medical student wins court ruling against UManitoba

August 12, 2021
Former medical student Rafael Zaki, who was expelled from the University of Manitoba, has been granted a new consideration of his expulsion after winning a court ruling against UManitoba. Zaki had posted “pro-gun and pro-life” Facebook posts in February 2019 and was expelled in August 2019. Zaki appealed the decision through UManitoba’s internal processes, but the University Discipline Committee found the posts to be misogynistic and negative for the learning environment. Provincial Judge Ken Champagne evaluated the decisions and found a perception of bias and that Zaki’s Charter rights to freedom of expression were not considered, as Zaki held “conscientious and religious beliefs that abortion is harmful.” National Post | Northern News (MB)