Phil Baker….what the hell were you thinking? For anyone vacationing off planet this week, the Canucks lost and Canada’s reputation for education lost as well. Philip Baker – the dean of the University of Alberta’s medical school was caught plagiarizing someone else’s convocation speach.
Funny how that works, Phil. You see, I’m not a Dean. I’m just a part time instructor at a couple of universities. And cheating is a real problem for me, anyway. This year I made a speech to my class – I wrote it myself. But I fully confess to stealing the ideas from a number of my professors years and years ago — probably about the time you took your undergrad, Phil. My profs said what I said at that class.
They said – if you cheat and I catch you, the consequences will be severe. Continue reading