Case #627

DATE: June 26, 2012
PARTIES: University of Toronto v. L.Q.

Hearing Date(s): January 19, 2012

Panel Members:
Mr. Michael Hines, Chair
Prof. Richard B. Day, Faculty Member
Mr. Albert So, Student Member

Ms. Lily Harmer, Assistant Discipline Counsel for the University
Ms. L.Q., the Student

In Attendance:
Prof. Eleanor Irwin, Dean's Designate
Mr. Christopher Lang, Director, Appeals, Discipline and Faculty Grievances


Trial Division – s. B.i.1(c) and s. B.i.1(a) of Code – impersonation and forged documents – submitted final exam in another student’s name – Agreed Statement of Facts – guilty plea – finding of guilt – Joint Submission on Penalty – Panel found the sanctions to fall within a reasonable range – grade assignment of zero for course; five-year suspension; seven-year notation on transcript or until graduation; report to Provost

Student charged under s. B.i.1(c) and S. B.i.1(a) of the Code. The charges related to allegations that the Student submitted her final exam in another student’s name to help him obtain a better grade. The parties submitted an Agreed Statement of Facts, and the Student pleaded guilty to the charges. The Student admitted at the meeting with the Dean’s Designate that she knowingly personated the other student and that she knowingly forged, altered or falsified her exam answer during the exam by putting the other student’s name and student number on the cover page to assist him to obtain an academic advantage. Accordingly, the Panel found the Student guilty under s. B.i.1(c) and s. B.i.1(a). The parties also submitted a Joint Submission on Penalty. The Panel found that the sanctions proposed by the parties fell within a reasonable range of sanctions for the offences committed. The Panel imposed a grade assignment of zero in the course; a five-year suspension; a seven-year notation on the Student’s transcript or until graduation, whichever was to occur first; and a report be issued to the Provost.