UBC, Turpel-Lafond part ways

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Professor and former judge Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond is reportedly no longer employed at the University of British Columbia. CTV News reports that the university did not provide details on the change, but a statement from Turpel-Lafond noted that she had decided to retire. “I look forward to focusing on my health, family and spiritual journey. For me, this takes priority over any job, title, accolade or achievement,” she said in the statement. Kirk LaPointe, executive editor of Business in Vancouver, penned an editorial discussing the circumstances of the departure, which he says has raised more questions than it answered, as well as the implications for UBC’s brand following these events.

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