Do read this article. Spence was a Plagiarizing Machine.
The Globe and Mail has learned that parts of Dr. Spence’s dissertation, submitted in 1996 for his Ph.D. from OISE appear to have been copied from unattributed sources. The 239-page dissertation is entitled “The Effects of Sport Participation on the Academic and Career Aspirations of Black Male Student Athletes in Toronto High Schools” and was partly based on interviews with student athletes and educators.
However, passages are substantially similar to prior work which Dr. Spence does not attribute, and rely very heavily, in one section, on a 1991 book edited by Grant Jarvie, Sport, Racism and Ethnicity.
Gag Me: “In his written statement Thursday afternoon, Dr. Spence said: “I regret that I have not set a good or proper example for the many thousands of young people I’ve been privileged to meet and know.”
“I intend to continue to do the things I pledged to do – to restore my reputation, and to uphold the academic integrity I consider to be so important…”