UBC Plagiarism Policy

No to Plagiarism

It is your responsibility as a student to fully and carefully read the information contained in the following web links which offer detailed information concerning plagiarism.

According to the UBC Academic Calendar, “Plagiarism, which is intellectual theft, occurs where an individual submits or presents the oral or written work of another person as his or her own……when another person’s words (i.e. phrases, sentences, or paragraphs), ideas, or entire works are used, the author must be acknowledged in the text, in footnotes, in endnotes, or in another accepted form of academic citation.”

Simply put, plagiarism is taking the words or ideas of another person, and submitting them without the proper acknowledgement of the original author.

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