Campus Catch-up

Campus catch-up

Student starts suit

A McGill PhD student, Jakub Dzamba, has launched a claim that his former teammates have stolen his intellectual property.
The Hult Prize involves groups solving social challenges, such as world hunger, using social business as a method.
Dzamba’s former teammates won a $1 million prize given out by former U.S President Bill Clinton. Dzamba claims that the team, which submitted a nutrition project, won the semi-finals of the competition by using one of his
presentation slides.
Dzamba, who was previously removed from the team, said he should be compensated for his contribution. A team of associate deans at McGill had decided that the teammates should give $5,300 to Dzamba.
However, due to confusion involving a release statement, the deans never signed the order.
The statement read that they didn’t use anything
Dzamba had created as of March 2013, and agreed he should be compensated for work he completed earlier on, but that the final project does not contain anything Dzambia
had produced.

— Olivia Bowden

Bus drivers refuse to pick up drunk students

Students who attend the University of Sherbrooke in Quebec will no longer be allowed to ride the bus while
visibly intoxicated.
University towns often have the problem of drunken students wreaking havoc inside the bus, causing a disturbance to other patrons and the bus driver, Maclean’s On Campus reported.
Sherbrooke’s Student Federation has disputed the policy claiming that this is discrimination against students.
A possible solution could be what occurred at the University of Gueph, the article says, where they implemented a ‘magic bus.’
This bus runs through Guelph late at night, specifically for partying students to find their way home.
Students pay a levy in order to have the buses running.

— Olivia Bowden

Indian social activist awarded

Anna Hazare has been honoured with the $100,000 inagural Allard Prize for International Integrity by the University of British Columbia.
The award is recognized around the world and acknowledges efforts to combat corruption and promote human rights.
Hazare led movements to raise awareness surrounding the importance of rural development as well as increasing government transparency.
Maclean’s On Campus reported that Hazare turned in evidence to officials involving a scam by forest officers, in which they collected state funds for nothing in return.
This experience led to the creation of the People’s Movement Against Corruption, which he launched in 1991.
It is a national anti-corruption movement.
Hazare continued by launching India Against Corruption in 2011, which expanded into a movement for legislative reform and government accountability.

— Abby Andrew and Sebastian Leck

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