University of Alberta president provides update on Dean Baker

(Edmonton) University of Alberta president Indira Samarasekera provides the following update regarding Dean Baker:

“The University of Alberta has undertaken a process to examine allegations of plagiarism against Philip Baker, dean of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.  The allegations are related to a speech he gave at the graduation banquet for this year’s medical graduates on the evening of Friday, June 10.

"These are serious allegations, and the University of Alberta will treat them as such.  Academic integrity is at the heart of this university, and must continue to be so. We will undertake our examination within a fair process and with due diligence.  As would be the case with any such allegations, a thorough review will be conducted under the university’s established procedures and codes of conduct.”

As further information that can be shared becomes available  on this matter, the university will share it with the community.