Message from the Vice-Dean, Academic Experience

The University of Toronto is one of Canada’s leading research and teaching institutions. We take pride in creating an intellectual environment that nurtures free inquiry in all areas of research and teaching and a protective space for the creation of new ideas and the sharing of original scholarship. This is the intellectual property of the members of our learning community and to safeguard it, all members of the University, including our students, have an obligation to maintain the standards of academic integrity in all our academic work.

The U of T’s Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters explains in its preamble: “On behalf of teacher and student and in fulfillment of its own principles and ideals, the University has a responsibility to ensure that academic achievement is not obscured or undermined by cheating or misrepresentation, that the evaluative process meets the highest standards of fairness and honesty, and that malevolent or even mischievous disruption is not allowed to threaten the educational process.” The University therefore expects all members of our academic community, including our students, to adhere to the Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters.

This website educates and informs about all issues related to academic integrity and assists you in learning about best practices to ensure the maintenance of academic integrity in your own academic work. We hope you will find the information on our website helpful and welcome your feedback.

Andreas Bendlin
Vice-Dean, Academic Experience

Andreas Bendlin