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Integrity Week

October 17 – 21, 2022

Integrity Week is the premiere opportunity to showcase ethical teaching and learning. It aligns with the International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating, October 19, 2022, an event celebrated across the globe on the same day to bring attention to term paper mills, predatory tutoring and other forms of contract cheating.


The Intersection of Academic Integrity and Mental Health: From Resources to Policies

Through examples and discussions, participants will examine the intersection of academic integrity and wellbeing.  This session will explore ways to address academic integrity while supporting student mental health and wellbeing in the classroom environment and beyond. One of the topics addressed in this session includes the impact of the academic misconduct process on the well-being of students and instructors. The session will conclude with Q&A, as well as resources to support student and faculty mental health and wellbeing.

Facilitator: Dr. Andrew Szeto, PhD
Date: October 17, 2022
Time: 12 – 1 p.m. (MT)
Location: Online via Zoom

Please note: Registration will close 48 hours before each workshop. Participants will receive relevant Zoom information via email at least 1 hour before the designated start time.

FOIP Training for Academic Integrity

Learn how the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) applies when there are suspected or actual breaches of academic integrity. Learn what information can be shared, with whom and why.

Facilitator: Jennifer Sinclair, FOIP Coordinator, Legal Services
Date: October 20, 2022
Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (MT)
Location: Online via Zoom

Please note: Registration will close 48 hours before each workshop. Participants will receive relevant Zoom information via email at least 1 hour before the designated start time.

One Instructor’s Method to Approach Writing a Research Paper Using Enhanced Academic Integrity

What does the phrase “write using your own words” actually mean, and why is this skill valued? This session will involve a live demonstration of how one instructor takes at least two samples of scientific text and merges them with academic integrity. During this demonstration, comments about potential writing and scientific pitfalls will be made, along with how these pitfalls are applicable to other disciplines. Participants will explore how two documents could be used to build a typical paper body paragraph, and identify how the joint activities of researching and writing can enhance learning and understanding. 

Facilitator: Dr. Bronwen Wheatley, PhD
Date: October 21, 2022
Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (MT)
Location: Online via Zoom

Please note: Registration will close 48 hours before each workshop. Participants will receive relevant Zoom information via email at least 1 hour before the designated start time.

Presenter bios

As the Director of the Campus Mental Health Strategy, Dr. Andrew Szeto, PhD is responsible for guiding the implementation of its 28 recommendations. He is a Principal Investigator at the Mental Health Commission of Canada and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at UCalgary. He also conducts research that examines the stigma of mental illness and works on the development and evaluation of workplace mental illness anti-stigma training and mental health promotion programs.

As a public body, the University of Calgary is subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP). As the FOIP Coordinator, Jennifer Sinclair has been delegated responsibility for the day-to-day administration of the FOIP Act and the collection, use, and disclosure of information within the University.

Dr. Bronwen Wheatley is currently an instructor for the Natural Sciences Program and the Department of Chemistry at the University of Calgary.  Over the past 10 years, she has taught a variety of courses ranging from upgrading chemistry courses for Continuing Education at the U of C to the capstone course (SCIE 501) for Natural Sciences.  She takes an interest in how academic integrity, intellectual property, and copyright are all involved in course design.  More recently, she has offered an energy science course (SCIE 423) and hopes to incorporate emerging energy topics into all her relevant courses.


Past webinars (2021)

Through discussions and activities, participants will examine academic integrity through a mental health lens. One of the topics addressed in this session includes the impact of the academic misconduct process on student and faculty mental health. At a structural level, one of the topics highlighted will be bringing a mental health perspective to the development or review of academic integrity-related policies, processes and procedures. The session will conclude with Q&A, as well as resources to support student and faculty mental health and wellbeing.

Facilitator: Dr. Andrew Szeto, PhD

Join us for an eye-opening webinar about contract cheating in Alberta. We will talk about essay mills, homework completion services, unethical tutoring services, and thesis consultation services that all cross the line into academic misconduct. Learn about the size and scope of this predatory industry and how it preys on our students, including engaging in blackmail and extortion. 

By the end of this session engaged participants will be able to: 

  • Describe what contract cheating is

  • Analyze how contract cheating impacts students

  • Discover practical tips and strategies to promote academic integrity

Facilitators: Dr. Sarah Eaton, PhD and Sheryl Boisvert 

Learn how the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) applies when there are suspected or actual breaches of academic integrity. Learn what information can be shared, with whom and why. 

Facilitators: Katharine Kinnear (FOIP Coordinator, Legal Services) and Jennifer Sinclair (FOIP Advisor, Legal Services)

Past webinars (2020)

Teaching and learning in ethical ways is fundamental to the value, role and function of universities. How is academic integrity, or more specifically, instructional integrity, demonstrated in our teaching and learning environments? Reflect on fundamental values of academic integrity and how they are reflected throughout the academic community. 

Facilitators: Dr. Sarah Elaine Eaton, PhD, and Dr. Natasha Kenny, PhD

From resources to policies

Through discussions and activities, participants will examine academic integrity through a mental health lens. One of the topics addressed in this session include the impact of the academic misconduct process on student and faculty mental health. At a structural level, one of the topics highlighted will be bringing a mental health perspective to the development or review of academic integrity-related policies, processes and procedures. The session will conclude with Q&A, as well as resources to support student and faculty mental health and wellbeing. 

Facilitator: Dr. Andrew Szeto, PhD

Have you ever wondered what is involved in working with a professional editor—and whether it is even ethical to do so? In this session, Karen Crosby, founder and senior editor of Editarians, explores the different roles and responsibilities of three key stakeholders: the student, the supervisor, and the editor. She discusses the line of authorial integrity and covers what editors can and cannot do to ensure that the line is not crossed. She presents guidelines on the ethical editing of student work, developed by Editors Canada, to steer the three parties along the way. Karen also touches upon ethical considerations covered in style guides, such as APA Style. She promises to leave some time at the end to answer any questions you have and point you in the right direction if you’re looking to hire an editor.

Facilitators: Dr. Sarah Elaine Eaton, PhD, and Karen Crosby

Learn how the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) applies when there are suspected or actual breaches of academic integrity. Learn what information can be shared, with whom and why. 

Facilitator: Katherine Kinnear (FOIP Coordinator, Legal Services) and Jennifer Sinclair (FOIP Advisor, Legal Services)