uAlberta medical dean resigns over plagiarism controversy

June 17, 2011

University of Alberta president Indira Samarasekera announced Friday the resignation of Philip Baker from his position as dean of medicine in the wake of allegations that he plagiarized an address he gave at a banquet for graduating medical students. Students complained after some noticed Baker's speech was similar to one delivered at Stanford University last year. The dean later apologized to students, admitting that the theme and content of the 2 addresses were similar. Baker will retain his faculty position following a 4-month leave of absence. uAlberta ExpressNews | Edmonton Journal | CBC | CTV