Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is intellectual honesty and responsibility for academic work that you submit or work on with others. It involves commitment to the values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility.

Examples of actions that violate Academic Integrity

  • Plagarism
    • presenting, whether intentional or not, the ideas, expression of ideas or work of others as one’s own
  • Collboration without permission
    • sharing work with other students or getting too much help from tutors or editors
  • Cheating
    • doing something that gives you an unfair advantage over others such as looking up answers during an exam
  • Fabrication /Falsification of research
    • making up research or altering results for an assignment

Cite Your Sources

  • Use the style the professor says to use - it may be different for different classes
  • Look for a tip sheet for the required style
  • Use guides from the libray's collection or respected universities

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For more Information


  1. University of Waterloo, Academic Integrity for International Students
  2. University Of Victoria, Learning and Teaching Centre, Information for Students
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