Dr Maria Bartholomew

restitution: Dr Maria Bartholomew, second left, and Rosalind Bartholomew accept the Doctor of Medicine degree for Ethelbert Bartholomew from Queen’s University principal and vice-chancellor Daniel Woolf, left, Chancellor Jim Leech, and Rector Alex Da Silva. (University Communications)

A TRINIDADIAN man who was expelled from medical school in Canada 100 years ago because he was black, has posthumously been conferred a Doctor of Medicine Degree...and the university has apologised for its racist past.

In 1918, Ethelbert Bartholomew was made to withdraw from Queen’s University, Canada, because of a racist policy that was introduced three years after he entered the school.


Minister of National Security Stuart Young will have the opportunity to explain his statemen…