McGill's Annual Academic Integrity Day

McGill's 7th Annual Academic Integrity Day
Friday, January 26, 2018 

Location: New Residence Hall


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 - Title TBD: Susan Zimmerman, Executive Director of the Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research

* 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


Faculty Facilitators



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:

Alastair Hibberd, Project Administration, Teaching and Learning Services

Amanda Watson, Student Skills Assistant, Teaching and Learning Services

Anna Couch, Student Skills Assistant, Teaching and Learning Services

Christina Wolfson, Research Integrity Officer

Christopher Buddle, Dean of Students

David Syncox, Skills Development Manager, Teaching and Learning Services

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

John White, Graduate Program Director, Department of Physiology

Josephine Nalbantoglu, Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Julia Krane, Associate Professor, School of Social Work

Laura Winer, Director, Teaching and Learning Services

Sharon Rankin, Liaison Librarian, Humanities & Social Sciences Library





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