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The following are examples of consequences (i.e., 'sanctions') that may be imposed if a student is charged under the Academic Code of Conduct.

If a charge is upheld against a student and the case is not referred directly to an Academic Hearing Panel (“AHP”), one or more of the following sanctions will be imposed:

  • Reprimand the student;
  • Direct that a piece of work be re-submitted;
  • Direct that the examination be taken anew;
  • Enter a grade reduction for the piece of work in question or enter a grade of “0” for the piece of work in question;
  • Enter a grade reduction in the course or enter a failing grade for the course;
  • Enter a failing grade and ineligibility for a supplemental examination or any other evaluative exercise for the course;
  • Impose the obligation to take and pass courses of up to twenty-four (24) credits, as specified by the Dean, in addition to the total number of credits required for the student’s program. If the student is registered as an Independent student, the sanction will be imposed only if he/she applies and is accepted into a program.

If a charge is upheld against a student and is not referred directly to an AHP, one or more of the following sanctions will be imposed:

  • Any or all of the sanctions listed in the Possible sanctions tab;
  • Impose a suspension for a period not to exceed six (6) academic terms. Suspensions shall entail the withdrawal of all University privileges, including the right to enter and be upon University premises;
  • Expulsion from the University. Expulsion entails the permanent termination of all University privileges. 

In a repeat offense, if a charge is upheld by an AHP, the AHP must forward the file to the Provost, who will make a final decision with respect to sanction.

  • Any student found to have committed a second offence is normally suspended or expelled from the University.

In the case of a student who has graduated, the only two sanctions available to the Dean and to the AHP are:

  • A notation on the student’s academic record that he/she has been found guilty of academic misconduct, OR
  • A recommendation to Senate for the revocation of the degree obtained. 

This page is for information purposes only. For more complete information, please consult the Academic Code of Conduct and/or a student advocate.

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