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Old 10th February 2018, 03:45 AM   #1
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Canadian College cancels diploma in homeopathy

Georgian College cancels diploma in homeopathy (Georgian College is the name, it's actually in Ontario, Canada)

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Georgian College says it is cancelling its controversial advanced diploma program in homeopathy. The announcement came just hours after the college told CBC News it had no plans to change the program, which has been criticized by doctors and scientists from across the country.

"In light of the recent response from our local community and beyond and in consideration of our students, Georgian College has made the decision to cancel the homeopathy program," the Ontario school said in a statement on Friday. Students already enrolled are being offered the chance to withdraw or transfer to another program.

The provincially funded community college had planned to start courses in September to train students to use sugar pills to treat "acute and chronic health conditions." The course documents had been prepared, and the tuition had been set at $4,454.00 for the first term, according to the official course materials.

The program had been approved by the Georgian College board of governors and the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.
Hey, skeptics win one. Good on the doctors for speaking up and writing letters. Amazing how close this came to happening though. It had already been approved by the college and course materials prepared.

On the other hand I also learned that Ontario has an actual official "College of Homeopaths". This stuff just doesn't go away. At a minimum I would like to keep it out of real colleges
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Old 10th February 2018, 04:10 AM   #2
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Watch out. If I understand the principles of homeopathy correctly, their dissolution will only make them stronger.
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Old 10th February 2018, 06:05 AM   #3
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Good on that college. The core problem, however, is that the Diploma of Homeopathy is a government accredited course. It is too in Australia, although only a small number of colleges deliver it. There will be no satisfactory solution until courses like this go the way of alchemy and trepanning and are unaccredited. Only then can skeptics claim a win. Sadly this will not happen as too much money is involved.
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Old 11th February 2018, 11:46 AM   #4
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Great!

But also, what Lionking said.
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Old 16th February 2018, 12:04 PM   #5
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Canadian College cancels diploma in homeopathy


Well done, Canada!!!!!!!!!
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