22 Pages has learned that a recent high school graduate has filed a lawsuit against a university in Southern Ontario after it refused him admission into a prestigious computer science program.
The plantiff, who requested to remain anonymous, told 22 Pages that he will be seeking $1 in emotional damage and lost potential income.
"I worked my heart out in my final year, sacrificing my time, personal life, and fitness, trying to gain entry into this university, but all it did was to send me a mass-produced rejection letter," said the 19-year-old man. "I saved and worked in the sewers to make enough money to buy a nice suit for my university convocation. Now I feel crushed. I am doing this so that no one in the future will have to endure what I went through."
The University has declined to comment on the situation, but a woman working for the Registrar's Office said that the University would ask the court to throw the case out, citing that the suit could set "a dangerous precedent" and become "detrimental to the post-secondary education system".