Case #365

Decision written in letter format (LF)

DATE: June 29, 2005
PARTIES: University of Toronto v. Mr. M.G.


Hearing Date(s): July 14, 2004

Panel Members:
information not available

Appearances:
Christopher Burr, for Mr. M.G.
Lily Harmer, Assistant Discipline Counsel for the University

Trial Division - s. B.i.1(b) of Code – unauthorized aids – verbal requests of others and looking at other student’s answers in term tests and verbal requests and cell phone in exam - guilty plea – Agreed Statement of Facts – Joint Submission on Penalty – Joint Submission on Penalty fulfilled the goals set out in case of Mr. C. - Joint Submission on Penalty accepted - grade assignment of zero for course; one-year suspension – two-year notation on transcript – and report to Provost

Student charged with two offences under s. B.i.1(b) of the Code. The charges related to allegations that the Student made verbal requests of one or more students, and looked at one or more students’ papers, to obtain, or attempt to obtain, assistance in completing a term test, and, that while attending a final examination in the same course, the Student had on his on desk an active cell phone and made efforts to speak with a fellow student to obtain, or attempt to obtain, assistance in writing the examination. The Student pleaded guilty to the charges under s. B.i.1(b) of the Code. The parties submitted an Agreed Statement of Facts. The Panel considered the Agreed Statement of Facts and questions and accepted the Student’s plea. The Parties submitted a joint submission with respect to sanction. The Panel considered a review of the facts and of similar Tribunal decisions and found that the joint submission with respect to sanction fulfilled the goals set out in the case of Mr. C. and that it emphasized the importance of reformation, deterrence, and the protection of the University and its educational mission. The Panel accepted the joint submission with respect to sanction and imposed a grade of zero in the course; a one-year suspension; a two-year notation on the Student’s academic record; and that a report be issued to the Provost.