UQTR historian Laurent Turcot reprimanded for plagiarism

The news, first published by The Journal of MontrealThis was confirmed by the rector of the UQTR, Christian Blanchette, in an interview on the show Always in the morning.

In recent months, the educational institution has received an anonymous complaint about the book sport and freetime : a story from the beginning to today, by Laurent Turcot, published by Editions Gallimard in 2016.

The complaint identified 13 uncited passages whose origins could be traced almost entirely to other documents. A group of experts was then set up to investigate these allegations.

passages et le professeur Turcot a fait les références, mais il ne les a pas faites comme il aurait dû les faire. Il aurait dû faire des citations”,”text”:”Il y a eu 13passages et le professeur Turcot a fait les références, mais il ne les a pas faites comme il aurait dû les faire. Il aurait dû faire des citations”}}”>There were 13 passages and Professor Turcot made the references but he didn’t make them as he should have. He should have quotedMr. Blanchette explained to Radio-Canada.

That nuance is important to us, and that’s why the report says there’s a breach, there’s plagiarism, but we think there’s no malice. , because the sources were referenced but should have been cited.

The UQTR therefore did not sanction the professor, but rather asked him to do so stricter in the future. The issue of academic ownership is essential at UQTR and because Our work is made to measurethe rector continued.

The latter said Laurent Turcot’s editor had confirmed that the passages would be corrected and quoted in future editions of the book.

A revenge, according to the professor

According to what is reported by The Journal of MontrealLaurent Turcot defended himself before the group of experts, pointing out that the book was created on the basis of course documents, some of which were not referred to.

Quotation marks and references may have been inadvertently removed by him or his editor in favor ofair the text, he would have argued.

In an interview with the Montreal newspaper, the professor admitted this some mistakes were madebut without bad faith. He also claimed it was a vendetta by a colleague who had been harassing him for years.

Laurent Turcot is well known in the media landscape for his regular appearances on various stations including Radio-Canada. He is the host of the podcast history buff, on Ohio. his youtube channel, History will tell us has 377,000 subscribers.

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