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Canadian journalist Donna Laframboise. Former National Post & Toronto Star columnist, past vice president of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.

Ad Featuring Roger Pulwarty Withdrawn

York University is no longer running an ad that mistakenly implied that one of its graduates is a Nobel Peace Prize winner.


Recently, I highlighted an ad campaign at York University. It featured a photograph of Roger Pulwarty and a slogan that declared: “From a prized education at York University to a Nobel Peace Prize.” To any casual observer, the implication was that Pulwarty has been awarded a Peace Prize.

Joanne Rider, York U’s Chief Spokesman, has since informed me that this ad “is no longer running” – and that related material describing Pulwarty as a Nobel laureate has been changed.

A page on the university’s website used to include an image of the ad featuring Pulwarty (see here). That image has been removed. Rather than being called a “Nobel laureate” there, Pulwarty is now described more modestly as a “scientist.”

Rider also says the next issue of York U magazine will correct 2008 claims that Pulwarty is “York’s first alumnus to become a Nobel laureate.”



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