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Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Stanford's Canadian-born president. (Jeff Singer)
Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Stanford's Canadian-born president. (Jeff Singer)

Stanford University’s new president is a Canadian genius Add to ...

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Where Stanford goes, many other top-tier universities follow, and when that Palo Alto-based school chooses a new leader, as it just has, that choice gets widely scrutinized. What, after all, does a brain scientist from Canada know about the tech world’s most famous incubator?

Rather a lot, it turns out.

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