Reflecting on Historic Jewish Student Quotas in Toronto Medical Education

Thursday September 29, 2022

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Dean Trevor Young and Temerty Medicine’s Office of Inclusion and Diversity hosted a special evening addressing antisemitic student quotas maintained by the Faculty in the mid-20th century.

This intimate in-person event – held in the traditional 10 days of repentance between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur – included a research presentation, a panel discussion, and remarks from the Dean and hospital leaders from the Toronto Academic Health Science Network recognizing historic as well as contemporary issues of antisemitism.

Read about the research project and the event here.

Jewish Doctors, Antisemitism, and the Restrictive Quota System at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Medicine

View the commemorative booklet "In Their Own Words", authored by Joanna Krongold. It documents the history of antisemitism through interviews with Jewish doctors in the post-war period.
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Event recording

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Read the full message from Dean Trevor Young here.

Further reading and resources

If you would like to learn more, or if you are looking for support in processing the information shared in this presentation, please visit some of the resources listed here. The Office of Inclusion & Diversity is also available to connect with anyone who would like to discuss further.


Temerty Medicine

University of Toronto