In the late 1990s, when I was in graduate school in Canada, there was an ongoing debate about what it meant to be a Canadian. Some of this soul-searching can be attributed to the fallout of the failed 1995 Quebec referendum. It was also a product of Canadian’s reflecting on how it…
I am a bit confused by why you believe this to be a caste issue. In my experience in academia there are several legitimate reasons for
“1. Why someone would, first, extort a “Dr.” out of someone.
2. Take extreme offence at being called “Madam” instead.”