Goomansingh v. University of Manitoba, 2018 ONSC 3999

The Plaintiff commenced a law suit after he was denied acceptance to the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Medicine. On a motion to strike, the university was successful in striking the Plaintiff’s entire Statement of Claim without leave to amend. Justice Brown held that the “pith and substance” of the claim was an academic dispute. As such, it was entirely within the discretion of the university and was not the appropriate subject matter for a civil claim for damages.