Dr. Chris Spence, the education director of the Toronto District School Board, has resigned after it was alleged that he plagiarized the work of others. So let’s be clear: even the allegation of plagiarism can cost you your job. That’s how serious it is.
If you’re not clear on what plagiarism is, refer to Ryerson’s website for an explanation.
In particular, with respect to MEC222, plagiarism includes:
- copying a drawing or sketch from a book or the web and claiming it as your own;
- copying a CAD file from another student or from the web and claiming it as your own; and
- and all the usual types of copying described in Ryerson policy.
There is a zero-tolerance policy at Ryerson, and in MEC222, on all types of plagiarism.