2020-2021 Academic Year

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Offence Penalty Transcript Notation
Error in citation, misjudgement in applying citation1 Reduction of marks appropriate to the citation. No report filed None
First offence of plagiarism or offence other than cheating 0 in paper to F* in course depending on the seriousness of the offence (sentences/paragraphs vs. significant portion to full text) Notation dependent on penalty. If F* noted as final grade, transcript key indicates this grade assigned due to academic offence
Second offence of plagiarism or offence other than cheating F or F* in course depending on seriousness of the offence and previous offence (of any type) If F* noted as final grade, transcript key indicates this grade assigned due to academic offence
Third offence of plagiarism or offence other than cheating F* to partial or complete loss of credit for academic calendar year2 F* noted as final grade, transcript key indicates this grade assigned due to academic offence. If loss of credit, transcript indicates loss of credit due to academic offence
Fourth offence of plagiarism or offence other than cheating Suspension or expulsion Transcript indicates academic suspension or expulsion due to academic offence
First offence of cheating related to an assignment, writing a test, midterm or final exam 0 on assignment or test to F* in course depending on the seriousness of the offence If F* noted as final grade, transcript key indicated this grade assigned due to academic offence
Second offence of cheating related to an assignment, during the writing of a test, midterm or final exam 0 on assignment or test to F* in course and suspension or expulsion depending on the seriousness of the offence and previous offence (of any type) If F* noted as final grade, transcript key indicates this grade assigned due to academic offence. Academic suspension or expulsion due to academic offence
Assisting in any offence by knowingly providing the information by any means F or F* in course depending on seriousness of the offence and previous offence (of any type) If F* noted as final grade, transcript key indicates this grade assigned due to academic offence
Unknowingly contributing to the above is not considered an academic offence
Arranging for an imposter to write a test, midterm or final exam Loss of credit for the academic calendar year and suspension or expulsion Transcript indicates loss of credit due to academic offence or academic suspension or expulsion due to academic offence
Misrepresentation in academic work 0 to F* depending on seriousness and number of previous offences If F* noted as final grade, transcript key indicates this grade assigned due to academic offence
Fraud, ommission or misrepresentation of information in the application process to the University (for example, presentation of fraudulent credentials including those purchases from “credential providers”, omission of previous post-secondary institution attended, fraudulent letters of reference or information presented on résumes) Denial of admission to the University, expulsion if the offence is detected after admission or revocation of degree, diploma or certificate Academic expulsion due to academic offence. Transcript notation of dates of revocation of credential


1
While not an offence, it is subject to a penalty at the discretion of the faculty member
2 Academic calendar year begins September 1 and ends on August 31

Note: Previous offences in all categories will be considered when assessing penalties.

Academic Note: This web-based calendar information is applicable for the 2020-2021 academic year which runs from September 01, 2020 to August 31, 2021.

For information on previous years, please consult the University Academic Calendars web page.

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