Academic Integrity Day

Date TBD (end of January/early February)
Location TBD


Research integrity issues are complex and often differ from case to case and even discipline to discipline; they are often unclear and difficult to address. Open to all disciplines, this workshop highlights the importance of questioning and discussing ethical issues regarding graduate research, and learning to sort out issues before they go beyond one's control. Gain insight into these dilemmas and learn navigation strategies that will be useful now and in your future career. 

Part I - Exploring Authorship and Research Ownership: Participants will learn about broader integrity contexts, and then delve into real cases of plagiarism, authorship, and data falsification in academic research.

Part II - Retractions, Post-Publication Peer Review, and Fraud: Scientific Publishing’s Wild West: Dr. Ivan Oransky, Retraction Watch co-founder, will speak on integrity issues, and his work with the research watchdog blog. 

* Light breakfast will be provided for participants of Part I.

** Please take note of our $25 no-show fee (cancellation by 24 hours before event).

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand broad issues of authorship, plagiarism, and data falsification in academic research
  • Understand issues of research integrity at the graduate level for both professors and students
  • Discuss and debate actions that are appropriate to different disciplines and levels
  • Discuss and debate ramifications of research integrity issues on academic research
  • Discuss different policies and outcomes of faculty and student research integrity issues

Student Facilitators

Suna Yung, Integrated Program in Neuroscience

Yvonne Yau, Integrated Program in Neuroscience

Julien Malard, Bioresource Engineering

Reesha Raja, Integrated Program in Neuroscience

Deepak Sridhar, Chemical Engineering

Cynthia Kumah, School of Information Studies

Oliver Lasry, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health

Sarah Gelbard, Urban Planning

Lauren Somers, Earth and Planetary Sciences

Emily Buck, Materials and Mining Engineering

Jean-Philippe Leduc-Gaudet, Experimental Medicine

Faculty Facilitators

Lynn Butler-Kisber, Department of Integrated Studies in Education

Andrew Mouland, Medical Research

Chantal Autexier,

Experimental Medicine; Anatomy & Cell Biology

Jason Young, Biochemistry

Jamshid Beheshti, School of Information Studies

Vijaya Raghavan, Bioresource Engineering

Salah El Mestikawy, Psychiatry

Milica Popovich, Electrical and Computer Engineering 

Academic Integrity Day is an opportunity for graduate students to hear what the experts have to say about these issues. This year's experts include:

Christina Wolfson, Research Integrity Officer

Christopher Buddle, Dean of Students

Hugh P. J. Bennett, Professor, Department of Medicine

John White, Graduate Program Director, Department of Physiology

Julia Krane, Associate Professor, School of Social Work

Laura Winer, Director, Teaching and Learning Services

Josephine Nalbantoglu, Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

David Syncox, Graduate Education Officer, Teaching and Learning Services

Anna Couch, Graduate Education Assistant, Teaching and Learning Service





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