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Was Concordia president fired?

Students' union asks for clarification

Shortly after Concordia University announced the resignation of President Judith Woodsworth for “personal” reasons, the CBC reported that she was in fact fired. No explanation has yet been provided by the university for the sudden departure of Woodsworth, who left halfway through a five-year term, but CBC claims “multiple sources” have “confirmed” that the president was ousted. Woodsworth’s predecessor, Claude Lajeunesse, who was appointed to the top job in 2005, also left partway through his term in 2007. A students’ union councilor called the lack of explanation “concerning,” and the Montreal Gazette argued the lack of stability in the president’s chair points to “an unfortunate inability to run a university” on the part of the board of governors.

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