Canada Watch: Lakehead University Mocks President Bush


Reuters: Canadian school knocked for mocking Yale grad Bush

Posters and a Web site mocking President Bush have put the spotlight on a small Ontario university that thought a bold and edgy recruiting campaign was just the ticket to attract potential students.

The Web site,, has a black and white picture of Bush, with the caption: “Graduating from an Ivy League university doesn’t necessarily mean you’re smart.”

Bush graduated from Yale in 1968.

A link takes viewers to a site for Lakehead University, in rugged Thunder Bay, Ontario, some 1,375 km (850 miles) northwest of Toronto.

“It was literally a tongue-in-cheek way of getting attention,” Frederick Gilbert, president and vice-chancellor of Lakehead University, said on Monday.

“The young people picked it up that way,” he added. “I must say that older generations, well even some of our students, have looked at it as not appropriate.”

Marketing Bush Derangement Syndrome, eh?

Lakehead University seems substantial enough without the denigration of another school or individual.

How do you spell NO CLASS?

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