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Academic Integrity in Canada

An Enduring and Essential Challenge

  • Includes cutting-edge scholarship on controversial and emerging topics such as contract cheating and visual plagiarism

  • Offers perspectives about academic integrity and Indigenous epistemologies written by leading Indigenous academics

  • Presents new understandings of academic integrity resulting from Covid-19 and what this means for teaching and learning

  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

Part of the book series: Ethics and Integrity in Educational Contexts (EIEC, volume 1)

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Table of contents (33 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxv
  2. The Canadian Context

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Academic Integrity in Canada: Historical Perspectives and Current Trends

      • Sarah Elaine Eaton, Julia Christensen Hughes
      Pages 3-24Open Access
    3. Student Integrity Violations in the Academy: More Than a Decade of Growing Complexity and Concern

      • Julia Christensen Hughes, Sarah Elaine Eaton
      Pages 61-79Open Access
    4. Academic Misconduct in Higher Education: Beyond Student Cheating

      • Julia Christensen Hughes, Sarah Elaine Eaton
      Pages 81-102Open Access
    5. Re-Defining Academic Integrity: Embracing Indigenous Truths

      • Yvonne Poitras Pratt, Keeta Gladue
      Pages 103-123Open Access
  3. Emerging and Prevalent Forms of Academic Misconduct

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 163-163
    2. Contract Cheating in Canada: A Comprehensive Overview

      • Sarah Elaine Eaton
      Pages 165-187Open Access
    3. Ethics, EdTech, and the Rise of Contract Cheating

      • Brenna Clarke Gray
      Pages 189-201Open Access
    4. Pay-To-Pass: Evolving Online Systems That Undermine the Integrity of Student Work

      • Nancy Chibry, Ebba U. Kurz
      Pages 203-216Open Access
  4. Integrity Within Specific Learning Environments and Professional Programs

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 231-231
    2. Academic Integrity in Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Settings

      • Jennifer B. Miron
      Pages 233-247Open Access
    3. Canadian Open Digital Distance Education Universities and Academic Integrity

      • Jill Hunter, Cheryl A. Kier
      Pages 249-266Open Access
    4. Visual Plagiarism: Seeing the Forest and the Trees

      • John Paul Foxe, Allyson Miller, Glen Farrelly, Vincent Hui, Dianne Nubla, Colleen Schindler-Lynch
      Pages 267-289Open Access
    5. Managing Academic Integrity in Canadian Engineering Schools

      • David deMontigny
      Pages 291-306Open Access

About this book

This open access book presents original contributions and thought leadership on academic integrity from a variety of Canadian scholars. It showcases how our understanding and support for academic integrity have progressed, while pointing out areas urgently requiring more attention.

Firmly grounded in the scholarly literature globally, it engages with the experience of local practicioners. It presents aspects of academic integrity that is specific to Canada, such as the existence of an "honour culture", rather than relying on an "honour code". It also includes Indigenous voices and perspectives that challenge traditional understandings of intellectual property, as well as new understandings that have arisen as a consequence of Covid-19 and the significant shift to online and remote learning.

This book will be of interest to senior university and college administrators who are interested in ensuring the integrity of their institutions. It will also be of interest to those implementing university and college policy, as well as those who support students in their scholarly work.


  • Academic Integrity in Canada
  • Academic Integrity in Higher Education
  • Academic Integrity Policy
  • Academic Misconduct in Canada
  • Academic Misconduct in Higher Education
  • Academic Misconduct Policy
  • Academic Dishonesty in Canada
  • Indigenous Perspectives on Academic Integrity
  • Teaching and Learning Ethically
  • Assessment and Academic Integrity
  • Online and Remote Learning and Academic Integrity
  • Covid-19 and Academic Integrity
  • Open Access

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

    Sarah Elaine Eaton

  • Yorkville University, Toronto, Canada

    Julia Christensen Hughes

About the editors

Sarah Elaine Eaton, PhD, is the Educational Leader in Residence and a full-time faculty member at the University of Calgary, Canada. In March 2020, she was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, effective July 1, 2020. She is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Educational Integrity and the co-founder and co-editor of Canadian Perspectives on Academic Integrity. She has served as the Program Chair for the 2020 International Centre for Academic Integrity Conference and was the Co-Chair of the 2019 Canadian Symposium on Academic Integrity, which was the first symposium of its kind in Canadian higher education.
Eaton was the 2015 recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award from the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. She has also been nominated for teaching excellence and educational leadership awards at the institutional and national levels. In 2016, she was honoured to be invited the sole Canadian representative at an exclusive education event held at the White House, Washington, D.C., where she engaged in dialogue with educators, diplomats and thought leaders about educational diplomacy and democracy.

Dr. Julia Christensen hughes has been on faculty at the University of Guelph, in Ontario, Canada since 1987, recently serving as founding dean of the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics (2009-2019). She championed the concept of "business as a force for good" and purpose-driven, ethical enterprise. She teaches incoming BComm students to apply philosophical frameworks to complex real-world ethical dilemmas. In recognition of these efforts, Julia was invited to address the United Nations General Assemby on the need for business school so embrace Princples of Responsible Management Education (PRME). 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Academic Integrity in Canada

  • Book Subtitle: An Enduring and Essential Challenge

  • Editors: Sarah Elaine Eaton, Julia Christensen Hughes

  • Series Title: Ethics and Integrity in Educational Contexts

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2022

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-83254-4Published: 04 March 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-83257-5Published: 04 March 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-83255-1Published: 03 March 2022

  • Series ISSN: 2731-779X

  • Series E-ISSN: 2731-7803

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXV, 599

  • Number of Illustrations: 5 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Higher Education, Educational Policy and Politics, Organization and Leadership

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)