Follow up on U of M dentistry story

As I reported last week, the University of Manitoba is going to restrict nearly all of the seats in its dentistry program to Manitoba residents, following the practice of most Canadian medical schools.

Carson Jerema, a former editor of the Manitoban and former blogger for this website, follows up on the story in a column in The Winnipeg Free Press.

One surprising finding: Carson reports that both the U of M and the government of Manitoba claim that this new dentistry admissions policy is the university’s choice. I emailed Carson to confirm that this is what they told him. I’m not sure I entirely buy it, but if it’s true, then hallelujah: it means the university is at liberty to change the policy whenever it wants. Right about now might be a good time.