Contract cheating a growing problem in Canada: UCalgary professor

October 20, 2017

Contract cheating is on the rise in Canada, warns a University of Calgary professor. The practice of hiring ghostwriters to write papers or test-takers to sit exams now only requires a Google search and a credit card, says Sarah Eaton, acting associate dean of teaching and learning at the Werklund School of Education at UCalgary. This Wednesday marked the second International Day of Action against Contract Cheating, which called for increased awareness against firms that aggressively market contract cheating services to students on campus. Eaton said that while contract cheating has been studied extensively elsewhere in the world, there has been little data compiled about just how common it is in Canada. CBC | The Conversation