Academic Integrity: Commitment to a common set of ideals
Since its creation more than 135 years ago, the University of Manitoba has built a tradition of excellence. This tradition flows from the ideas and passion of our outstanding students, faculty and staff and rests on a strong foundation of ethical standards and conduct. It has allowed us to take our place as an exemplary institution of higher learning in the country.

We place the highest possible value on individual and collaborative human achievement and are committed, both in policy and practice, to ensuring that scholarship and research on our campuses are conducted by adhering to the values embodied in academic integrity.

The International Centre for Academic Integrity, of which the U of M is a member, defines academic integrity as a commitment to six fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility and courage.

Upholding these values has far-reaching implications, both on and off campus. From these values–this common set of ideals–flows behaviour that enables academic communities and especially the individuals that make up a community to translate ideals to action.

So what does this mean in practice?

If we at the U of M are to be nationally and internationally recognized for our teaching, research and creative excellence, and to deliver exceptional student experience, we must also ensure students and faculty have the information they need to understand the goals and anticipated outcomes of our programs. We do this by establishing policy and providing resources.

The regulations governing this university have been established because we are all expected to abide by these principles to ensure that academic freedom is protected. Yet it is up to us as individuals to be accountable for how we conduct ourselves.

The value of a degree from the University of Manitoba is dependent on students and faculty upholding the values of honesty and integrity in all their work. Not only does dishonesty devalue the hard work and effort of other students who are working honestly to achieve their degrees it also deprives individuals of learning that sets us up for success throughout our lives.

This university is committed to values that are essential to building a strong community of learning discovery and engagement--to collegiality, integrity, equity and respect. By upholding the highest academic integrity standards we protect our personal reputations and the legacy of excellence that we have built together.

David T. Barnard, Ph.D.
President and Vice-Chancellor

To learn more about the rules and regulations that govern the conduct of students, faculty and staff, please review our website at

David T. Barnard, Ph.D.

David T. Barnard, Ph.D.
President and Vice-Chancellor