Policies & Forms

Policies & Procedures

The Office of Graduate Education (OGE) is committed to seeing you through the successful completion of your graduate degree. We encourage you to review the VMS Policies and Procedures and the Graduate Calendar as they provide pertinent information on your graduate program.

Effective May 1, 2019

Effective September 10, 2015

Effective July 1, 2015

From the Associate Dean, Graduate Education

For all graduate students and supervisors:

A variety of events have led me to more fully appreciate how students view plagiarism and academic misconduct. An outstanding resource that discusses plagiarism, acceptable paraphrasing, and conflict of interest that was developed by the Office of Research Integrity (US Dep. of Health and Human Services) can be found here.

On student perceptions of plagiarism.

My GradSkills and the Student Success Centre provide graduate writing workshops.


The new policy requires that students and supervisors complete and sign the Student-Supervisor Checklist  and Intellectual Property Awareness Checklist within the first two months of working together.