Indira Samarasekera

Type: Person
Name: Indira Samarasekera
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

University of Alberta VP of Advancement set to take job at Harvard

University of Alberta will say farewell to yet another member of its administration as Vice-President of Advancement O’Neil Outar heads across the border to Harvard for a new role with the prestigious institution.Announced by the university Thursday, ... [Published Metro Canada - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 2 reports

U of A medical school gets flying colours

After having a few areas for improvement pointed out last time around, the University of Alberta’s faculty of Medicine and Dentistry has received full accreditation from medical peer review boards in the U-S and Canada.Faculty of Medical & Dentistry dean ... [Published CHED 630 AM - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 2 reports

UAlberta at the forefront of Sino-Canadian exchange

China Daily Tuesday 1st July, 2014Founded in 1908, the University of Alberta is among Canada's top 5 research universities. With 170 graduate programs, 200 undergraduate programs and nearly 450 student groups, it is strengthening its ties to China. "The ... [Published Canada Standard - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jun 23 2014 - Updated Jun 23 2014 - 1 reports

Five light pieces on a serious subject: why we want the university president's job

We argued that four eminently qualified scholars could contribute much more to a university than any single person could. Split four ways, the minimum base salary for the president of $400,000 CAN would constitute a raise for each of the applicants. ... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Jun 23 2014]
First reported Jun 20 2014 - Updated Jun 20 2014 - 1 reports

U of A won’t want four profs sharing president job

Outgoing University of Alberta president Indira Samarasekera (John Ulan/CP)If there is one thing we can agree on, it’s that we all like a good joke. And if the joke brings perspective to an important issue, so much the better.No wonder, then, that so ... [Published Macleans Online - Jun 20 2014]
First reported Jun 19 2014 - Updated Jun 19 2014 - 1 reports

Canadian Profs Pull Clever Stunt To Skewer High Executive Pay

Some Canadian academics have come up with a cheeky way to expose the massive pay gap between instructors and university administration — by applying for one $400,000 job as a group of four.The top job at the University of Alberta is open when president ... [Published Huffington Post Canada - Jun 19 2014]
First reported Jun 17 2014 - Updated Jun 17 2014 - 1 reports

Canadian professors pull clever stunt to expose the outrageous pay of university administrators

The current president and vice-chancellor of the University of Alberta, Indira Samarasekera, is leaving next summer. This means that her job, which pays at least $400,000, is up for grabs. I’m sure the search committee expected a lot of top talent in ... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Jun 17 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 29 2014 - 1 reports

Calgary under fire after claims that she plagiarized parts of her ethics and integrity speech

Portions of a speech last fall by the chief superintendent of Calgary’s public school board about ethical leadership and integrity are strikingly similar to an academic book published three years ago, says an expert on plagiarism. The University of ... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Mar 28 2014]

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...With 170 graduate programs, 200 undergraduate programs and nearly 450 student groups, it is strengthening its ties to China. "the extent of our relations with china has been tremendous over the years as it covers a wide area of mutual exchange and co-operation" said Indira Samarasekera, the university's president...
..."CIUA's mission is to promote strong academic exchange between Chinese universities and our own," said Samarasekera. "it is also focused on policy-relevant research on chinese energy policy, politics, economics, social issues, culture and canada-china relations."

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UAlberta at the forefront of Sino-Canadian exch... [Published Canada Standard - Jul 01 2014]
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Five light pieces on a serious subject: why we ... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Jun 23 2014]
U of A won’t want four profs sharing president job [Published Macleans Online - Jun 20 2014]
Canadian Profs Pull Clever Stunt To Skewer High... [Published Huffington Post Canada - Jun 19 2014]
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The current president and vice-chancellor of the University of Alberta, Indira Samarasekera, is leaving next summer. This means that her job, which pays at least $400,000, is up for grabs. I’m sure the search committee expected a lot of top talent in ...
Calgary under fire after claims that she plagia... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Mar 28 2014]
Portions of a speech last fall by the chief superintendent of Calgary’s public school board about ethical leadership and integrity are strikingly similar to an academic book published three years ago, says an expert on plagiarism. The University of ...
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