Levels of Appeal of a Finding of or Sanction for a Departure from Academic Integrity

The Academic Regulations for the Faculty of Arts and Science are designed to ensure that academic standards are upheld and that all students are treated fairly and equitably. You may appeal the finding of departure from academic integrity and/or the sanction imposed as a result of an instructor's finding to the Associate Dean (Studies). The appeal process is available to reconsider the suitability of sanctions or penalties imposed upon a student in light of new information brought forward by the student concerning such extenuating circumstances. (The Academic Regulations are contained in the Arts and Science Calendar).

Students are encouraged to contact Harry Smith, Coordinator of Dispute Resolution Mechanisms, who is available along with other Dispute Resolution advisors for impartial advice, mediation, and assistance in submitting an appeal. (phone: 613-533-6495; email)

There are three levels of appeal in the Faculty of Arts and Science. The first two levels are located within the faculty of Arts and Science and deliver a verdict on the academic issues related to the case. Information on these appeals is available from F200 Mackintosh-Corry Hall. The third and final level is an appeal to the University Student Appeals Board (USAB) is an appeal on matters of process only.

  1. Appeal to the Office of the Associate Dean (Studies)
    • appeals must be in writing accompanied by a signed Appeal of a Departure from Academic Integrity form [PDF].
    • they must be received in the Faculty Office within 21 calendar days of initial decision/deadline which is being appealed.
    • supporting documentation verifying the extenuating circumstances must be provided with the letter of appeal.
  2. Appeal to the Academic Integrity and Conduct Panel (A.I.C.P.)
    • appeals must be in writing accompanied by a signed A.I.C.P. appeal form.
    • appeals must be received in the Faculty Office within 21 calendar days after the decision of the Associate Dean (Studies).
    • all materials in the previous appeal are forwarded to the Panel.
    • only a letter to the Panel addressing the decision of the Office of Associate Dean (Studies) may be added to the appeal contents, not new supporting documentation.
  3. Appeal to the University Student Appeals Board
    • appeals to the University Student Appeals Board relate only to the process by which the previous decisions were rendered, and do not deal with the merits of the appeal itself.
    • contact Harry Smith, Coordinator of Dispute Resolution Mechanisms (phone: 613- 533-6495; email).