Academic integrity is fundamental to research and education and is important to the University of Waterloo, the School of Pharmacy, and graduate students. There are two academic integrity degree requirements that must be completed by all graduate students: 

  1. Complete the online Graduate Academic Integrity Module (AIM)
  2. Attend the Faculty of Science Academic Integrity Workshop

For more information about academic integrity in graduate programs at the Universit of Waterloo, refer to the sidebar related links.

Graduate Academic Integrity Module (AIM)

The Graduate AIM is a degree requirement that must be completed by all new graduate students, within the first 8 weeks of their program and is accessed through Waterloo LEARN after first day of classes.   

The purpose of AIM is to give all new graduate students at the University of Waterloo the same, basic understanding of academic integrity. This aggregation of information and resources will help students transition from the expectations of other institutions to the standards of academic integrity at the University of Waterloo.

Students who transfer from an MSc to a PhD program are required to complete a second Graduate Academic Integrity Module. 

Faculty of Science Academic Integrity Workshop

This three-hour workshop focuses on plagiarism and the importance of academic integrity. Academic integrity is discussed in relation to both the students’ research and to the undergraduate assignments they evaluate as part of their TA responsibilities. This workshop is run in both the Fall and Winter terms and is announced via uwaterloo email, by the Science Graduate Administrator. 

All graduate students in the faculty of Science must complete this workshop once throughout their graduate career.