Canadian university launches admission process for only black students

Canadian university launches admission process for only black students

- The University of Calgary's Black Medical Student Association has made an admission process that is for black prospective students only

- During the application, students are required to submit an essay on their real-life racial experiences

- With this development, the school has become the second institution to make a tailored application system for blacks in Canada

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The University of Calgary's Black Medical Student Association has given voice to black people as they instituted an admission process that is only for black students.

Called the Black Applicant Admission Process, it will allow black people to identify with their roots during their application and submit an essay on their racial experiences.

It should, however, be noted that the admission essay will not be formally graded but will be considered as part of the prospective student's admission "overall file review".

See a tweet of the news below:

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A collage of some of the school's students and the press release. Photo source: Twitter/BMSA

A collage of some of the school's students and the press release. Photo source: Twitter/BMSA
Source: UGC

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Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that tests on a sample of hand sanitisers conducted by a private accredited laboratory in KwaZulu-Natal could prove that almost half of sanitisers are not complying with the government's regulations.

The government regulations claim that alcohol-based hand sanitisers must contain no less than 70% alcohol. After being confronted with the results, one company said it would remix the bottles and donate them to charity, said TimesSELECT.

One of the products that did not meet the required standards was used to sanitise shoppers’ hands at a clothing store.

Among those that met the requirements were Woolworths’ own brand and sanitisers supplied to Pick n Pay and Dis-Chem.

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A microbiologist has warned that sanitisers not meeting the required standards could result in a serious public health threat during this pandemic.

The sample of 11 hand sanitisers was tested by SciCorp Laboratories in May.

Nine of them were bought from retail stores in the Pietermaritzburg area and two were samples of sanitiser sprayed on customer’s hands at store or mall entrances.

The lab tested for three forms of alcohol: ethanol, propanol and isopropanol.

All but one of the store-bought samples claimed to contain more than 70% alcohol; one made no claim at all.

Five of the 11 samples were found to contain less than 70% alcohol.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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