Former MUN researcher Chandra expelled from Order of Canada

January 14, 2016

Ranjit Chandra, formerly a researcher at Memorial University, has been stripped of his membership in the Order of Canada amid accusations of scientific fraud. The directive to remove him was made in December, but was only published this week. Chandra had been an officer of the order, the second highest rank, since 1989. Last fall, BMJ retracted a study by him that purportedly showed the benefits of infant formula. The following month, he lost a libel suit against the CBC regarding a three-part documentary aired in 2006, examining the fraud allegations. Only a handful of individuals have been removed from the Order since its creation in 1967, generally due to criminal convictions. CBC (CP)