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Academic integrity for students

Postsecondary education gives you access to a vast world of knowledge to explore. But you must do so with academic integrity, "a commitment to six fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility, and courage." (International Center for Academic Integrity)

Your work must represent your own knowledge, abilities, learning and ideas. When using someone else’s work or ideas (including your supervisor’s or a co-investigator’s), you must give appropriate credit to your sources.

Academic integrity involves many daily choices and habits that take time to develop. But you’ll benefit from them in your career.

The University’s Regulation on Academic Integrity and Academic Academic Misconduct discusses the consequences of academic misconduct regardless of degree level or role.


Artificial intelligence (AI) and academic integrity: frequently asked questions

At a glance

Artificial intelligence (AI) and how it’s used

My use of AI in courses

My use of AI in research

Professors’ use of AI in courses

Note: The original draft of this FAQ content was constructed with the use of ChatGPT (OpenAI's ChatGPT AI language model, in response to a question from the author, February 2, 2023). Subsequently, several members of the University community helped to improve the text.

Academic integrity training for undergraduate students

Academic integrity is a core University of Ottawa principle that will be essential throughout your studies and career. A mandatory training on academic integrity aims to help new undergraduate students understand the University's culture of academic integrity and work with integrity.

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Discover the Provost's webpages for academic integrity. You'll learn more about integrity in research, ways to be more involved and much more!
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