Ex TDSB Director Chris Spence guilty of academic misconduct

“…It was stated during the peremptory hearing that the plagiarism involved was of such severity that Spence’s degree would never have been granted had it been uncovered while he was still a student at the university.

“This is an overwhelming case,” said lawyer Robert Centa, who represented the Provost’s office. Centa explained how Spence’s level of academic achievement ruled out any possible claim of ignorance of citation rules.”

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  • The Butterfly

    It’s not plagiarism, it’s affirmative research.

    And how much do you wanna bet they already knew about it in 1996 when they gave him the degree?

  • Tony

    Spence was the same guy who supported the mosqueteria in TDSB schools. I knew he was shady fellow.

  • David Murrell

    The fraudulent PhD was given out by OISE, the radical left Ontario Institute for Studies of Education. Which begs the question about the standards at that dreadful place. Mr. Spence had a PhD supervisor, and an external reviewer during his PhD defence. These two people ought to have known the scholarly literature enough to pick up the obvious plagiarism.

    • Clink9

      Better to let him have his degree than be called raycist! In their world.

    • Justin St.Denis

      OISE is a total joke. A circle jerk of astoundingly sticky, dirty minds. But hey! What’s a little smegma between comrades!

  • Jaedo Drax

    I’m looking forward to the TDSB suing Mr. Spence for Fraud

    • Justin St.Denis

      OISE should be included in that legal clusterfuck.

  • Justin St.Denis

    True story. I once worked a contract for an Ontario government ministry. Within weeks, I realized the ministry’s Communications Director was incapable of reading or writing. It took the Ministry about two years to figure this out and remove the person. Oddly, the person went on to become a Communications Director at the CBC (I am not kidding you here!), which took over four years to realize the very same thing. That happened back in the 1990s, btw.