Student Code of Conduct - Academic Integrity

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Academic Integrity

The Academic Integrity Code provides members of the University Community with general guidelines for appropriate academic behaviours and identifies prohibited Academic Conduct.  It outlines the responsibilities, expectations, violations, and procedural requirements including investigations into a concern in violation of the Code, and provides potential sanctions for Students who have committed an offence under the Code.

Student Responsibilities

Students are required to act ethically and with integrity in academic matters and demonstrate behaviours that support the university’s academic values. Students are responsible for being aware of and demonstrating behaviour that is honest and ethical in their academic work. 

Such behaviour includes: 

  • Completing one’s own original work; 
  • Knowing and following the appropriate citation and punctuation methods for referencing sources of information when quoting, summarizing, and paraphrasing; 
  • Asking for clarification of expectations as necessary; 
  • Collaborating appropriately on assigned group and teamwork; 
  • Acknowledging the contribution of others (giving credit); 
  • Preventing their work from being used by others (e.g. protecting access to digital files);
  • Adhering to the principles of Academic Integrity when conducting and reporting research, and; 
  • Following published examination regulations and protocols. 

Students are responsible for their behaviour and may face penalties under this Academic Integrity Code, if they are found to be in violation of breaching Academic Integrity. 

Examples of Academic Integrity violations

  • Plagiarism
  • Possession or use of unauthorized materials
  • Facilitation a breach of integrity
  • Forgery
  • Falsification
  • Interference
  • Unauthorized collaboration or communication
  • Unprofessional or inappropriate behaviour