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Any form of cheating, or plagiarism, as well as any other form of dishonest behaviour, intentional or not, related to the obtention of gain, academic or otherwise, or the interference in evaluative exercises committed by a student is an offence under the Academic Code of Conduct. Any attempt at or participation related in any way to an offence by a student is also an offence (Article 18).

Examples of offences under the Academic Code of Conduct

Without limiting, or restricting, the generality of Article 18 above and with the understanding that Articles 19 a) to l) are to be considered examples only, academic offences include, the carrying out, or attempting to carry out or participating in: 

The presentation of the work of another person, in whatever form, as one's own or without proper acknowledgement.

The contribution by one student to another student of work with the knowledge that the latter may submit the work in part or in whole as his or her own.

Unauthorized collaboration between students.

Tearing or mutilating an examination booklet or an examination paper, including, but not limited to, inserting pages into a booklet or taking a booklet or a portion of the booklet or examination paper from the examination room.

The submission of a piece of work for evaluative purposes when that work has been or is currently being submitted for evaluative purposes in another course at the University or in another teaching institution without the knowledge and permission of the instructor or instructors involved.

The obtention by theft or any other means or use of the questions and/or answers of an examination or of any other resource that is not authorized to possess.

The possession or use during an examination of any non-authorized documents or materials or resource, or possessing a device allowing access to or use of any non-authorized documents or materials.

The use of another person's examination during an examination.

Communication with anyone other than an invigilator during an examination or the obtention of any non-authorized assistance during an examination.

Assuming the identity of another person or having another person assume one's own identity.

The falsification of a document, in particular a document transmitted to the University or a document of the University, whether transmitted or not to a third party, whatever the circumstances.

The falsification or fabrication of a fact or data or a reference to a source in a work.


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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