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Laurentian University chancellor Steve Paikin tweets about his resignation, one week later

Laurentian University's chancellor has stepped down.

Paikin, who is the host of TVO's The Agenda, was in his second term as chancellor for the university

Steve Paikin, host of TVOs The Agenda, resigned from his post as chancellor at Laurentian University. The school is in the midst of a massive restructuring process as it attempts to resurrect from its insolvent state. (Colin McConnell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Laurentian University's chancellor has stepped down.

Steve Paikin's term as chancellor was set to expire in July this year, but he tweeted Monday that he resigned from his post a week ago.

Last week, the university announced it was cutting about 100 professors and staff, along with dozens of programs as the university restructures.

Paikin, who is the host of TVO's The Agenda, was in his second term as chancellor for the university and has an honorary degree from the school.

CBC News reached out to him for comment, but he declined.

A statement issued Monday from Laurentian University president Robert Haché states that Paikin's tenure as chancellor ended on April 12 "due to competing professional obligations at this time."

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