Statement on Academic Dishonesty

The Faculty of Science and The University of Manitoba regard acts of academic dishonesty in quizzes, tests, examinations, laboratory reports or assignments as serious offences and may assess a variety of penalties depending on the nature of the offence. Acts of academic dishonesty include, but are not limited to bringing unauthorized materials into a test or exam, copying from another individual, using answers provided by tutors, plagiarism, and examination personation. Note: cell phones, pagers, PDAs, MP3 units or electronic translators are explicitly listed as unauthorized materials, and must not be present during tests or examinations. Penalties that may apply, as provided for under the University of Manitoba’s Student Discipline By-Law, range from a grade of zero for the assignment or examination, failure in the course, to expulsion from the University.

All governing documents may be accessed on the University of Manitoba web-page: 

For more information on suggested minimum penalties assessed by the Faculty of Science for acts of academic dishonesty please click here for PDF.

All Faculty members (and their teaching assistants) have been instructed to be vigilant and report all incidents of academic dishonesty to the Head of the Department.