Case #566

DATE: February 24, 2010
PARTIES: University of Toronto v. A.S.J.

Hearing Date(s): February 10, 2010

Panel Members:
Bernard Fishbein, Barrister and Solicitor, Chair
Professor Dionne Aleman, Faculty Member
Mir Sadek Ali, Student Member

Lily Harmer, Assistant Discipline Counsel for the University
Lee Chitiz, DLS for the Student

In Attendance:
A.S.J., the Student
Lucy Gaspini, Academic Affairs Officer

Trial Division – s. B.I.3(b) of Code – fraud and misrepresentation of academic work - missed deadline – attempt to represent project was completed and handed in on time - improper access to a University office – missed deadlines – previously granted extension – Agreed Statement of Facts – guilty plea – Joint Submission on Penalty – Joint Submission on Penalty accepted – grade of zero in one course; three-year suspension; three-year notation on transcript; and report to Provost

Student charged under s. B.1.3(b) of the Code. The Student plead guilty to the charge that he, in order to avoid the consequences of handing in a term project late, after already being granted one extension, improperly gained access to a University office and left there a broken, unreadable computer disc and other documents attempting to suggest the project had in fact been completed and handed in a timely manner. The matter proceeded on an Agreed Statement of Facts and a Joint Submission on Penalty. The Panel unanimously accepted the agreed upon penalty. The Panel imposed a grade of zero in the course, a three-year suspension, a two month and three-year notation on the student’s academic record and transcript, and that a report be issued to the Provost.