UOttawa medical resident suspended after pro-Palestinian posts, petition calls for his reinstatement 


University of Ottawa medical resident Dr Yipeng Ge was allegedly suspended after posting pro-Palestinian messages on social media that were also critical of Israel. In a statement for CBC, UOttawa spokesperson Jesse Robichaud said that the institution had received complaints about a “breach of professional standards” made by a medical resident but did not indicate if this pertained to the aforementioned posts about the conflict in Gaza. Ge confirmed to CBC that he had been suspended, but declined further comment. An online petition expressing solidarity with Ge has gained more than 65,000 signatures. Yahoo! News reports that the petition explicitly calls for Ge’s reinstatement, an apology, and an investigation into the decision to suspend him.  

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