Chris MacDonald, Ph.D., is Director of the Ted Rogers Leadership Centre and Founding Director of the Jim Pattison Ethical Leadership Education and Research program, at Ryerson University's Ted Rogers School of Management. He is also a Nonresident Senior Scholar at Duke University's Kenan Institute for Ethics. His research interests range across the ethics of commerce, health policy, the professional ethics, and the social implications of technology. MacDonald is the author of more than 30 peer-reviewed publications, a best-selling textbook on critical thinking, and the highly-regarded Business Ethics Blog ( He is also a founding co-editor and co-publisher of a cutting-edge online publication, The Business Ethics Journal Review. The views expressed here are his alone, and not the views of the Leadership Centre, the School of Management, or Ryerson University.  

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Andrew Potter and trust in the academic brand

Brands are a funny thing. Sometimes we do damage to their long-term value by focusing too narrowly on protecting them in the short run. As many will know, McGill University professor Andrew Potter recently resigned from his post …

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Crull's apology for interfering at CTV

You've probably heard that Kevin Crull, head of Bell Media, has apologized for interfering with how CTV News (owned by Bell Media) reported the results of the CRTC's recent decision regarding the so-called pick-and-pay question. …

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Duffy, money, and trust

Next month will see the beginning of the trial of suspended senator Mike Duffy. Duffy is to be tried for an astounding 31 charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust. Regardless of the outcome of …

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Homeopathy and research ethics

Homeopathy doesn't work. It never works. It cannot work. When it appears to work, the apparent effect can invariably be traced to some cognitive bias or error of perception. So can it be ethical to continue …

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