Case #510

DATE: March 28, 2006
PARTIES: University of Toronto v. The Student

Hearing Date(s): March 28, 2006

Panel Members:
Mr. Bernard Fishbein, Chair
Professor William Weiss, Faculty Panel Member
Mr. Felix Chow, Student Panel Member

Mr. Robert Centa for the University of Toronto
Professor Betty Roots
Dr. Kristi Gourlay

Trial Division - s. B.i.3(a) of Code – forged academic records - altered Transcript of Consolidated Academic Record submitted to employer – guilty plea – Agreed Statement of Facts - Joint Submission on Penalty accepted - recommendation that the Student be expelled as per s. C.ii.(b)(i) of Code; five-year suspension pending expulsion decision; and report to Provost

Student charged under s. B.i.3(a), and alternatively, under s. B.i.3(b) of the Code. The charges related to allegations that the Student submitted an altered Transcript of Consolidated Academic Record to her employer which falsified marks received for University courses, added courses not taken and deleted courses that had been taken, misrepresented her GPA, and misrepresented that she had obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree. The Student pleaded guilty to the charge under s. B.i.3(a). The parties submitted an Agreed Statement of Facts and Joint Submission on Penalty. Based on the Agreed Statement of Facts, the Panel accepted the guilty plea. The Panel considered the Joint Submission on Penalty and the fact that both parties had spoken in support of it, and accepted the jointly submitted sanction. The Panel imposed a recommendation to the President, further to s. C.ii.(b)(i) of the Code, that the Student be expelled from the University; a suspension of up to five-years pending the expulsion decision; and that a report be issued to the Provost.