Plagiarism and the FSAA

Plagiarism, in part or whole, is strictly prohibited. Any misconduct of this nature can be subject to established sanctions and could lead up to expulsion from the program in which you are registered or a ban of access to all other Université Laval programs. You must therefore express the main idea of the work to which you are referring by using your own words as well as your own analyses, all while citing and giving credit to the authors of the original consulted publication(s).

Plagiarism Clauses

At Université Laval, sanctions related to plagiarism and fraud are found in the Règlement disciplinaire à l’intention des étudiants de l’Université Laval

Among the academic offenses, articles 30 to 33 lists various offenses related to plagiarism.

What constitutes plagiarism?

Plagiarizing is taking credit for the words, phrases or ideas used by a third party.  So, how can you make sure that the ideas and/or excerpts are borrowed in an acceptable manner?  Please refer to the Université Laval InfoSphère to evaluate and cite your sources. 

You plagiarise when you :
• copy the work of another person, in part or whole;
• use the work of others (including websites), excerpts or ideas thereof without citing the source.


Act with Integrity - Your Future Depends on It!

Plagiarism leads to serious consequences that will affect your future and bring you straight to one of Université Laval’s disciplinary committees.  The most commonly used sanctions are:

  • failing the course (R mark);
  • student probation and registration suspension;
  • dismissal;
  • expulsion;
  • revoked degrees.

Be advised that a computer detection system could be used to validate the originality of all submitted work.