ECPS Policy on Plagiarism

Plagiarism, whether intentional or unintentional, is a form of cheating that can lead to a failing grade for the course and to suspension from the University. As defined within UBC plagiarism policies, and as outlined in the UBC Calendar, plagiarism is a serious “form of academic misconduct in which an individual submits or presents the work of another person as his or her own.” As a form of intellectual theft, plagiarism involves taking the words, ideas or research of another without properly acknowledging the original author. Students need to become familiar with the many different forms that plagiarism can take, including accidental and intentional plagiarism.

Please take care to acknowledge your sources, including the Internet, using APA Style (American Psychological Association).

An act of plagiarism can result in a failing grade for that assignment and a review of the student’s previous assignments to assess for other instances of plagiarism. Further actions by the Department and University will be decided pending the outcome of the review. (See Departmental Procedures for Issues Pertaining to Academic Honesty and Standards as Members of the ECPS Community on the Departmental website: Policies and Procedures.)