Universities face legal battles regarding alleged discriminatory admission policies

January 7, 2020

Two men continue legal battles with Waterloo-region universities regarding complaints that the institutions rejected them because of their disabilities. Robert Melanson states that Wilfrid Laurier University discriminated against him by refusing to admit him for a graduate degree in social work based on his request for accommodation due to disabilities, while Roch Longueépée argues that the University of Waterloo discriminated against him by refusing to admit him for an undergraduate arts degree based upon poor grades attained prior to diagnosis. The Record states that WLU plans to appeal the claim and that the UWaterloo case will be heard by the Ontario Court of Appeal. The Record (ON)