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Choose integrity

Academic Integrity Week takes place from October 5 to 9, 2015.

October 6, 2015 — 

The theme of this year’s Academic Integrity Week is: choose integrity. Academic integrity is all about choices. Even in the face of time constraints, ignorance and misunderstanding, or temptation to take the easy way out, the University of Manitoba encourages its community to choose to act with integrity.

Highlights of the week include a booth in University Centre, life-size trivia games in the Dafoe Library atrium and the International Centre for Students lounge, and a screening of the movie A Fragile Trust in IQs. Students are encouraged to meet with a writing tutor in the Dafoe Library and ask specific questions about academic integrity. Throughout the week, the UMSU sponsored coffee cart will also be serving hot coffee and providing students with information about academic integrity.

As a fun way to teach the do’s and don’ts of citation, citation myths will be shared via social media with explanations offered on the student advocacy office website and at the booth in University Centre. Students are encouraged to learn more about writing academic papers and proper citation this week and throughout the academic year by checking out an academic workshop. A presentation resource was also provided to faculty to initiate discussions about academic integrity in the classroom.

“Events like the Academic Integrity Week works to engage members of the university community to have discussions, an important aspect of supporting a culture of academic integrity,” says Brandy Usick, co-lead of the Academic Integrity Working Group and director of student advocacy and accessibility.

Academic Integrity Week is an initiative of the student advocacy office and the Academic Integrity Working Group.

 

Read the President’s message on Academic Integrity.

 

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