Academic Integrity

Have questions about academic integrity and avoiding plagiarism? The Student Success Centre offers resources that can help.

Interactive Workshops

Attend one of our interactive workshops to help build your citation skills and learn how to appropriately collaborate with your peers.

Still have questions?

Download our student handbook to learn more about academic integrity or email us if you have any questions!

Workshop Descriptions

Are you worried about unintentionally plagiarising? This session will define plagiarism, explain the differences between quoting, summarising and paraphrasing the work of others and finally, provide you with a number of strategies for using sources effectively in your own academic writing. Take the opportunity to ask questions and participate in discussions related to academic integrity and plagiarism.

  1. Oct. 15

    Time: 9:30 – 11 a.m.
    Location: TFDL 365

At the graduate level, sources are used to clarify a future project, by discussing theory, methodology, or background information on a particular topic. Throughout this workshop, students are provided with a variety of approaches, which they can then apply to their specific discipline. The workshop also discusses various sentence structure patterns useful for summarizing research while avoiding plagiarism.

  1. Oct. 15

    Time: 2 – 3:30 p.m.
    Location: TFDL 440A

Students are tasked with working collaboratively in courses, yet are also required to submit individual assignments whilst in group-work situations. Understanding the subtle differences between learning collaboratively with other students and ensuring that you are submitting work that fairly demonstrates your own competence is important to your success in university.

This session will explore the principles of academic honesty in relation to group work, analyze both collaborative and collusion based scenarios and discuss strategies for gaining the benefits from collaborative learning.

  1. Oct. 16

    Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m.
    Location: TFDL 365

The International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating is part of a global movement to raise awareness about what contract cheating is and how to prevent it. Contract cheating occurs when someone other than the student completes academic work that the student then submits as their own.  Contract cheating is a serious form of academic misconduct according to the University policy and procedure.

  1. Oct. 16

    Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Location: TFDL Gallery Hall

Get expert help with citations, styles and how to format them!

  1. Oct. 16

    Time: 2 – 3 p.m.
    Location: TFDL 150A

  2. Oct. 17

    Time: 10 – 11 a.m.
    Location: TFDL 150A

Curious about reference managers, how to set them up, and how they can save you time and work?

  1. Oct. 17

    Time: 1 – 2 p.m.
    Location: TFDL 440B

Tired of writing your thesis alone? Join us for this session of the Graduate Writing Community, a mini-writing retreat that meets every Monday and Thursday afternoon in a sunny space on the 3rd floor of the TFDL.

  1. Oct. 17

    Time: 1 – 4 p.m.
    Location: TFDL 364

Learning to paraphrase can be daunting, yet it is an undeniably essential academic writing skill that needs to be continually developed. Mastering the art of paraphrasing will ensure that you are able to concentrate on producing your best work, rather than worrying about inadvertently plagiarising.

Join an experienced Academic Writing Tutor for an interactive session, practice your paraphrasing skills with your peers and leave with strategies to improve your academic writing.

 

  1. Oct. 17

    Time: 12 – 12:45 p.m.
    Location: TFDL 335

  2. Oct. 18

    Time: 12 – 12:45 p.m.
    Location: TFDL 335

A challenge that most students experience when they begin writing their assignment is how to effectively create a structure for organizing and developing their writing process. This includes tracking sources, staying on topic, and properly acknowledging authors work.

During the writing process, students may update their individual or group work by adding, deleting, and/or elaborating on some ideas. At this point, sources may unintentionally be lost or miss-cited. Thus, it is important to ensure that all citations are correctly linked to their references. A note taking strategy along with an IT tool will be presented to help students track their sources and avoid potential plagiarism.

  1. Oct. 18

    Time: 1 – 1:45 p.m.
    Location: TFDL 440C

Curious about citation/ reference management software and how these tools can save you time and work?

  1. Oct. 18

    Time: 11 a.m. – noon
    Location: TFDL 440A


Plagiarism: What is it and how to avoid it

This session will review principles of academic integrity, define what plagiarism is and provide you with a number of strategies for using sources effectively in your writing and presentations.

Register at success@ucalgary.ca

Academic Integrity and Collaborating with Peers

Explore how you can learn collaboratively in a group while also ensuring the work you submit fairly demonstrates your own competence. This session will cover principles of academic honesty in relation to group work and working in labs, and discuss strategies you can use to gain the benefits from collaborative learning.

Register at success@ucalgary.ca