The Dawson College computer science student who was expelled after discovering a security breach in a system used by students across Quebec has been offered a scholarship by the company behind the software. “We will offer him a scholarship so he can finish his diploma in the private sector,” said Edouard Taza, the president of Skytech. Taza said he also reached out to Hamed Al-Khabaz, 20, and offered him a part-time job in information technology security. The student said he was surprised by the offer. In an interview with CBC’s Homerun, Dawson director general Richard Filion said the school expelled Al-Khabaz based on the school’s professional code of conduct. “We’re not doing this blindly, we’re not doing this with happiness, but we had to consider a serious breach in these values and principles,” said Filion.
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