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Handbook on Student Rights and Responsibilities

Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures, Articles 16-19

 

16. Plagiarism

“Plagiarism”means the representation of another’s work, published or unpublished, as one’s own or assisting another in representing another’s work, published or unpublished, as his or her own.

(a) No student shallrepresentanother person’s work, published or unpublished, as his or her own in any academic writing, such as an essay, thesis, research report, project or assignment submitted in a course or aprogram of study, or represent as his or her own the work of another, whether the material so representedconstitutes a part or the entirety of the work submitted.

(b) No student shall contribute any work to another student with the knowledge that the latter may submit the work in part or whole as his or her own. Receipt of payment or other forms of compensation for work contributed shall be cause for presumption that the student had such knowledge.



17. Cheating


No student shall:

(a) In the course of an examination obtain or attempt to obtain information from another student or unauthorized source or give or attempt to give information to another student or possess, use or attempt to use any unauthorized material;

(b) Represent or attempt to represent oneself as another or have or attempt to have oneself represented by another in the taking of an examination, preparation of a paper or other similar activity;

(c) Submit in any course or program of study, without both the knowledge and approval of the person to whom it is submitted, all or a substantial portion of any academic writing, essay, thesis, research report, project or assignment for which credit has previously been obtained or which has been or is being submitted in anothercourse or program of study in the University or elsewhere;

(d) Submit in any course or programof study any academic writing, essay, thesis, research report, project or assignment containing a statement of fact known by the student to be false or a reference or source that he or she knows has been fabricated.

18.Confidential Materials
It shall be an offence knowingly to procure, distribute, or receive, by any means whatsoever, any confidential academic material such as pending examinations or laboratory results from any source without prior and express consent of the instructor.

19.Misrepresentationof Facts
It shall be an offence to knowingly misrepresent material facts to another for the purpose of gaining admission to the University or obtaining academic advantage or credit

Policy on Text-matching Software:
McGill is committed to promoting the highest levels of academic integrity, which is fundamental to achieving our mission of the advancement of learning. In promoting academic integrity, McGill strives to provide information about the meaning of integrity, about how to foster it, and about the consequences of breaching it.

You can review the policy in full at Handbook on Student Rights and Responsibilities.


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