At the University of Lethbridge, we value the Academic Integrity of our staff and students and take academic offences seriously. Academic offenses include (but are not limited to) cheating, duplication, plagiarism, distributing or receiving confidential academic materials, and misrepresentation. Penalties for academic offenses include additional work, grade reduction in or rejection of the assignment, grade reduction in the course, a grade of ‘F’ in the course, or in extreme cases, suspension or expulsion. Please take care to carefully read and review the Student Discipline Policy. If you have any questions about what constitutes an academic offense or the potential ramifications, consult an Academic Advisor.
No student shall represent the words, ideas, images or data of another person as his or her own. This regulation will affect any academic assignment or other component of any course or program of study, whether the plagiarized material constitutes a part or the entirety of the work submitted (University of Lethbridge Student Discipline Policy.).
The way plagiarism is defined in Canada and at the University of Lethbridge may be unfamiliar to you. It may be that you've never encountered the concept before. It may be that it is defined or regarded differently in your culture. To help you understand what plagiarism means at the University of Lethbridge, and how to avoid it, we recommend taking this free, non-credit Moodle course.
The University of Lethbridge uses the plagiarism detection service Turnitin.com. Depending on your instructor, you may be asked to submit an electronic copy of written assignments to this website.