Winning the 2013 MBA Games national competition was just the start for 40 students from the Schulich School of Business in Toronto. The York University-based business school team will have a busy competitive season, nationally and internationally. The team beat 21 rivals from other graduate business schools to win its fourth MBA Games at the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University in Hamilton, earning it the Queen’s Cup. Schulich, which had previously won in 2003, 2004 and 2010, will be the host next January, reported The Globe and Mail Jan. 14. Read full story.
Toronto chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat goes after ‘politicized’ city hall
In her first speech to the Board of Trade since becoming Toronto’s chief planner in September, York University alumna Jennifer Keesmaat didn’t hold back when it came to the “challenging” political climate her staff is forced to navigate. “I can tell you, it ain’t a pretty place over there at city hall some days,” said Keesmaat in the Toronto Star Jan. 14. “The reality is, we’re in a highly politicized environment.” Such candid comments have earned Keesmaat high praise in many corners of city hall and scorn from others who want her to toe the line – at least publicly. Read full story.
Inside plagiarism: Ghostwriters and Turnitin.com
Now students can buy custom-written original papers on any topic from a variety of enterprising freelancers and established paper mills, all of which promise to beat the plagiarism-detection machine….Metro ordered a $97, custom-written, 1,000-word essay from AcademicWritingBrokers.com, which advertises on Craigslist Toronto….The topic was from Dr. Dan Azoulay’s Twentieth Century Canada history class at York University. “It’s not a very good essay,” said Azoulay in Metro Jan. 14. “It just doesn’t answer the essay question. So that’s a problem.” Read full story.
Wheeler named new president of CBU
David Wheeler, a former professor of business and sustainability at York University (1999 to 2006) and former dean at Dalhousie University, has been named the sixth president of Cape Breton University….“This was an offer I couldn’t refuse,” said Wheeler in the ChronicleHerald Jan. 14. “There’s a number of unique elements to what Cape Breton University does that is a great fit for me. But more broadly, it’s the kind of university, the kind of community, the kind of can-do culture there that attracted me.” Read full story.