Integrity 9

Academic Integrity Week

An Annual Event by the Student Advocacy office

Academic integrity week is an annual event, involving a week-long focus on academic integrity issues. Activities and events are planned to promote awareness and provide information to all members of the university community.

This year Student Advocacy is hosting it's 9 th Academic Integrity Week, Integrity 9, from November 7-10 th & 14 th , 2005. The theme this year is on “Writing and Citing Correctly” in an attempt to address issues of plagiarism.

Events include:

•  Workshops for graduate students called “Writing and Citing: The Challenges of a Graduate Thesis”. There will be draws for U of M Bookstore gift certificates for those who attend. This workshop is offered with the support of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Learning Assistance Centre. To register please contact Student Advocacy at Student_Advocacy@Umanitoba.ca.

•  Student Advocacy is facilitating a workshop through University Teaching Services called “Academic Integrity: Creating a Culture of Integrity” on November 14, 2005, 1:00-4:00pm.

Students can register through University Teaching Services, or phone 474-6958.

•  Specialized events for residence students, with the support of Housing and Student Life.

There are also 2 new on-line resources available to U of M students

RefWorks – a referencing tool which allows students to take reference information from on-line data bases and incorporate it into the references of their own papers according to their own formatting style. Check out information sessions available through the U of M libraries as well: umanitoba.ca/libraries/

E-Tools – an on-line tutorial to assist students in conducting research for their papers, particularly research involving internet sources. Students will also learn how to correctly incorporate sources into papers (e.g., quotes, paraphrases, and referencing):

Online information is also available through the Student Advocacy website

Online tutorials on plagiarism

Academic Integrity Quiz

For more information about Integrity 9 , please contact Student Advocacy at 519 University Centre, phone 474-7423 or email at Student_Advocacy@UManitoba.ca.