Statement on Academic Misconduct

The Faculty of Science and The University of Manitoba regard acts of academic misconduct 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 misconduct 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, smart watches, 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 or failure in the course to expulsion from the university.

Curious about how an academic misconduct investigation works?

Here is a flowchart of how an academic misconduct allegation is handled in the Faculty of Science.

Here are some common acts of academic misconduct

The link below lists common acts of academic misconduct and the associated penalties that the department giving the course can impose plus any further penalties the associate dean of science can give in very serious cases.

All Faculty members and their teaching assistants have been instructed to be vigilant and report all incidents of academic dishonesty to the head of their department. See governing documents for full details.