DATE: August 23, 2016
PARTIES: University of Toronto v M.L.
Hearing Date(s): April 21, 2016
Andrew Pinto, Chair
Maria Rozakis-Adcock, Faculty Member
Shan Arora, Student Member
Lily Harmer, Assistant Discipline Counsel, Paliare Roland, Barristers
Daniel Walker, Student’s Legal Representative, Bobila Walker Law LLP
Lucy Gaspini, Manager, Academic Integrity and Affairs, Office of the Dean, UTM
Tracey Gameiro, Associate Director, Appeals, Discipline and Faculty Grievances
Ms. M.L., the Student
Trial Division – s. B.i.1(b), s. B.ii.1(a), and s. B.ii.2 of the Code – unauthorized aid, party to the offence – Student provided 10 students with the answer to a quiz in a course she had taken the previous year – guilty plea accepted – finding on Agreed Statement of Facts – Joint Submission on Penalty accepted – 2-year suspension; 3-year notation on the Student’s academic record and transcript; case reported to Provost for publication
Student charged with one offence contrary to s. B.i.1(b), s. B.ii.1(a), and s. B.ii.2 and a second offence contrary to s. B.i.3(b) of the Code. The charges related to allegations that the Student knowingly provided unauthorized assistance to approximately ten students by providing them with the answers to a quiz in a course she had taken the previous year, for compensation. Student pleaded guilty to the first charge of aiding or assisting other to commit the offences under s. B.i.1(b), s. B.ii.1(a), and s. B.ii.2. The University accepted the Agreed Statement of Facts and accepted the Student’s guilty plea. The University then withdrew the second charge. The Panel accepted the Joint Submission on Penalty and imposed a 2-year suspension; a 3-year notation on the Student’s academic record and transcript; and that the case be reported to the Provost for publication.