Plagiarism

Download complete document: Dealing with Plagiarism by Graduate Students

Plagiarism is intellectual theft. It occurs when an individual submits or presents the oral or written work of another person as his or her own. This applies to draft work and oral presentations as well as to final submissions. Failing to properly cite the work of another also constitutes plagiarism, even if it is accidental.

Plagiarism by graduate students will be reported to the Faculty of Graduate Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. For complete details on the process and disciplinary procedures, download the document Dealing with Plagiarism by Graduate Students, or go to Dealing with Plagiarism in the Policies and Procedures section of this website.

You are responsible for understanding what consititutes plagiarism, and for ensuring that you do not commit any act of plagiarism under any circumstances.

Websites to help you understand plagiarism:

Avoid Plagiarism

How to avoid plagiarism. How to avoid plagiarism. How to avoid plagiarism.

Additional UBC resources on plagiarism and academic integrity:

UBC Calendar: Academic Misconduct

UBC Library: Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

UBC Learning Commons: Guide to Academic Integrity

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