Dean Baker resigns but remains a professor

University of Alberta dean accused of plagiarizing speech

The University of Alberta’s President, Indira Samarasekera, has announced that the Dean of Medicine and Dentistry has resigned after an investigation was launched into the fact that he copied parts of another man’s speech in an address he delivered to students last Friday. Dr. Philip Baker will remain at the university as a professor during the ongoing investigation, reports CTV News. Earlier in the week, the dean apologized to Atul Gawande, the man whose speech to Stanford University’s graduating class had “inspired” his own.

To read more Maclean’s On Campus coverage of the Dean Baker controversy, click here.