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by Don Campbell

UTSC in the news

UTSC in the news this month features journalism director Jeffrey Dvorkin weighing in on the Margaret Wente plagiarism story, professor Sandra Daga on the costs of upgrading your education and coverage from the Pan Am groundbreaking ceremony.

Is plagiarism a common problem in journalism? 

Well-known Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente was recently forced to write an apology over accusations of plagiarism in her work. But was her response enough? And what about the seemingly muted response from her colleagues?  Are they just as guilty? Jeffrey Dvorkin, director of the journalism program at UTSC, weighs in on the issue for this Toronto Now article. 

 

Pan Am groundbreaking ceremony a huge success

A massive media presence converged on UTSC for the official groundbreaking ceremony of the Pan Am aquatics centre. UTSC Principal Franco Vaccarino praises the commitment made by UTSC students to make the aquatics centre a reality in this Toronto Sun article. In this City TV report, Mayor Rob Ford hails the future aquatics centre as a “state-of-the-art” facility that will welcome some of the best athletes in the world for the Pan Am games.

 

Seeking a second degree? First learn to be frugal again

Returning to school for a second degree may seem like a good idea if you can afford it. But according to UTSC senior lecturer Sandra Daga, most people returning to school after being in the work force underestimate how much it’s going to cost. Thinking of returning to school for a second degree? You may want to read more insights by professor Daga in this Globe and Mail feature first.

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