Cheating, Plagiarism, etc.

Information for Students, Instructors and Teaching Assistants


Information for Students


The links below will direct you to resources that describe Academic Dishonesty and what can be expected if you are in a Faculty of Science Program or taking a course from the Faculty of Science. It is very important that you understand what constitutes Academic Dishonesty and that you are familiar with the consequences!     

Acts of Academic Dishonesty

Learn what these terms mean, how to protect yourself, what to do if you are accused of Academic Dishonesty, and about the penalties.

Quiz yourself on hypothetical situations to find out how well you understand what constitutes Academic Dishonesty.

Examples of actual Academic Dishonesty cases that have occurred at the University of Manitoba. Explanations of why these actions were dishonest and an overview of the penalties given.

University of Manitoba Policies and Procedures

General Academic Regulations and Requirements

Faculty of Science Regulations

This table lists common acts of Academic Dishonesty and the associated penalties which the Department giving the course can impose plus any further penalties the Associate Dean of Science can give in very serious cases.


Information for Instructors and Teaching Assistant


A part of your academic duties is to ensure your students are well informed about what constitutes Academic Dishonesty and what penalties exist. Direct your students to the links above plus make use of the following

This table lists common acts of Academic Dishonesty and the associated penalties which the Department giving the course can impose plus any further penalties the Associate Dean of Science can give in very serious cases. It is recommended that this table be attached to your course outline but at the very least the link should be made very clear on the course outline.

A step by step outline of what to do if you suspect an act of academic dishonesty has occurred in conjunction with an assignment, laboratory report, term test or final examination. 

Faculty of Science – Honesty Declarations

These are templates for Individual Work and Group Work that can be tailored for your course. You may want to distribute copies to your students along with assignments; place a template in lab manuals for students to copy attach to each lab report; direct your students to a link on your web page or WebCT.