Transgender students can use chosen names

Birth names remain on transcripts

After a two-year campaign, transgender students at Concordia University who make written requests will be able to use their chosen names on student IDs, class lists, exams, and class websites, starting in September. Their birth names will remain tied only to transcripts so that no professor risks embarrassing them by calling out a name that they no longer identify with. The change was made after Ben Boudreau, a second-year science student, complained about having to use his birth name, reports the Montreal Gazette. The University of Toronto has a similar policy.




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