Subject: Re: Is the U. of Toronto covering up plagiarism by one ot its academic
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 10:09:00 -0500
From: Office of the President <>
To: David Aliaga <>
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Dear Mr. Aliaga:

We acknowledge receipt of your email. This matter has been dealt with thoroughly by the University.

Yours sincerely,
Bob Birgeneau

David Aliaga wrote:
> Professor Robert Birgeneau
> President
> University of Toronto
> Via e-mail
> Dear Professot Birgeneau and colleagues,
> I have become aware of a full interview given to the international
> journal JUST Response
> ( by Mr. Michel
> Pyshnov,
> a former graduate student at the University of Toronto. The University
> is being accused
> of covering up plagiarism by one of its academic members (Dr. Ellen
> Larsen).
> As a Canadian anthropologist and researcher, I am deeply disturbed by
> those accusations. I
> duly ask you to conduct a full inquiry into the case and submit some
> form of appropiate
> response to those grave accusations to the international journal JUST
> Response.
> Failure to investigate, and fully resolve Mr. Pyshnov case, will leave
> grave doubts in the international scholarly community about graduate
> programmes at the University of Toronto; doubts I trust you will want
> to put to rest at your earliest possible convenience.
> Sincerely,
> David Aliaga