Academic Misconduct Major Problem in Canada

October 3, 2006

  A recent survey of almost 15,000 undergraduate students found that cheating, deceit and plagiarism are serious problems in Canadian high schools and universities. As many as 73% admitted to instances of serious cheating on written work in high school, and 53% while undergraduates. More than half had cheated on an exam by copying from another student without their knowledge, or using cheat notes. “Students may engage in these behaviours simply because they don’t believe they’re wrong. These results may be indicative of a clash between a collaborative student culture and a more traditional, individualistic faculty culture.” UoGuelph News Release