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Academic Integrity Inter-Institutional Meeting (AIIIM): Program

AIIIM 2021 Sponsors

AIIIM program

Welcome Session // 9:00-9:15 a.m.

AIIIM 2021 Welcome Session
9:00 - 9:15 a.m.


Greetings from Christine Watson, VP Academic at Red River College

Hosted by Lisa Vogt, Chair of AIIIM 2021

*All listed times are in CDT - Central Daylight Time

Keynote Speaker // 9:15 - 9:40 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sarah Elaine Eaton
9:15 - 9:40 a.m.

Building Collaborative Networks to Support Academic Integrity

Academic integrity work can be time-consuming and invisible, but you are not alone. Learn how a systems approach and formal and informal networks provide academic integrity experts and advocates with support to learn with and from one another.
By the end of this session engaged participants will:
•    Understand how the academic integrity community is developing, both in Canada and internationally.
•    Find out how you can get support and get involved.
•    Reflect on your how your experience, expertise, and wisdom can help others.



Sarah Elaine Eaton, PhD, is an associate professor of education at the University of Calgary. She also holds the role of the inaugural Educational Leader in Residence, Academic Integrity. In addition to being a professor and researcher, she calls herself an “academic integrity activist”. In 2020 she was the recipient of the national research award conferred by the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE) for her scholarly contributions on academic integrity in Canadian higher education. She is the editor of the International Journal for Educational Integrity published by Springer Nature. She is the author of Plagiarism in Higher Education (ABC Clio). Her next book Academic Integrity in Canada (Eaton & Christensen Hughes, eds.), which is slated for publication in late 2021, will feature more than 30 chapters from contributors across Canada, making it the most comprehensive volume on the topic to date. This latest volume will be first to launch a new international book series with Springer, Ethics and Integrity in Educational Contexts, for which Eaton has been appointed series editor.


Concurrent Sessions // 9:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Concurrent Session 1
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Hosting Academic Integrity Events: What Can You Do with Academic Integrity at Your College or University?

Over the past year, the importance and intricacies of academic integrity (AI) in higher education have been thrust to the forefront of discussion. This has caused some institutions to change the way they approach well-established AI initiatives, while others see opportunities to establish their first events. Join practitioners from two Manitoba institutions for a look at how their AI events are organized and why, for both college and university settings, and for stakeholders ranging from students to administrators. Attendees will learn about different approaches to hosting AI activities, how these initiatives evolve over time, and considerations for creating and contextualizing your own AI events.


Loie Gervais is the Academic Integrity Coordinator at the University of Manitoba. She coordinates and develops campus-wide educational initiatives and programming, and provides academic integrity educational support to students. She holds an MSc in Organizational Behaviour.

Josh Seeland is the Manager, Library Services & Academic Integrity at the Assiniboine Community College (ACC) Library in Brandon, where his primary duties include research initiatives and library instruction/outreach at ACC locations across Manitoba. He is a member of the Manitoba Academic Integrity Network (MAIN) and chairs ACC’s Academic Integrity Advisory Committee.


Academic Integrity at ICM: Successes, Challenges and Opportunities

At International College of Manitoba (ICM), we recognized that the stress to students and instructors caused by COVID-19 presented a unique opportunity to raise the awareness of academic integrity in fully online learning. In this presentation we describe several strategies which we employed to mitigate an expected rise in academic misconduct allegations. Strategies were chosen based on reportage from academic literature. Using data collected over two full terms of online learning, we provide insights into emerging trends related to academic integrity and offer a summary of future work in order to improve our performance. We welcome constructive commentary from the audience during question time.


Dr. Lincoln Gomes is Manager of Teaching and Learning for Navitas Canada. He holds a Ph.D. in Pathology from the University of New South Wales, Australia, and has 9 years of experience as a learning designer, both in Australia and Canada. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (now Advance HE) in the UK. Lincoln has been responsible for creating MOOCs in a range of disciplines, and more recently for providing instructor professional development to higher education providers in Australia and Canada.

Daria Goncharova obtained her Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the National Research Tomsk State University, Russia, in 2015 and her master’s degree in Political Studies from the University of Manitoba, Canada, in 2018. Daria has been working in the higher education sector over three years. Currently, she holds the position of Academic Success Coordinator at the International College of Manitoba. In her role, she is responsible for supporting students’ academic life and creating a smooth teaching environment for instructors, teaching assistants, and invigilators. Daria is a language enthusiast and speaks English, Russian, French and a little bit of Portuguese. 


Proactive Not Punitive: Approaching Academic Integrity from an Educational Perspective

Our implementation of Turnitin Similarity Software at Saskatchewan Polytechnic strengthened the overall support services for both faculty and students in preventing plagiarism. Using a holistic approach we drew on the collective intelligence of experts from several departments, which resulted in training sessions, curriculum design support and intensive student support. Our research used a variety of methods such as a literature review, quantitative data from user surveys, results from the similarity software and qualitative data from focus groups that center on perceptions of the issue within the program and the perceived benefits of the software. Highlights include the use of Turnitin as a writing improvement tool for students, shifting the mindset of faculty from being punitive to being proactive, writing clear and consistent assignment instructions, embedding student supports, mandatory student and faculty training in Turnitin, academic integrity education, as well as protecting student rights and intellectual freedom.


Ann Liang is a Business Librarian at the University of Saskatchewan. She can be found teaching students marketing research, pouring over data sets or looking for the next big technology trend. Ann’s dreams include running Jurassic Park or being the next Indiana Jones. After obtaining a B.Sc. Biology and a B.A. Archaeology, she ultimately decided that being a librarian offered the best of both worlds and completed her MLIS at Western in 2015 and became the User Experience Librarian at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Her research interests include service design, user experience, and academic integrity. 

Tasha Maddison works as a Librarian at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. She previously worked at the University of Saskatchewan as the Engineering Librarian. Having completed her M.L.I.S. through the online program at Wayne State University in 2012, she focused her studies on reference and instruction for academic libraries. Her research interests include distributed learning, information literacy instruction, information discovery and academic integrity. 


You've Got This! The Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity

After so many changes in education over the past year, the need to stay grounded in fundamental values is more important than ever. The surge in cognitive offloading tools (i.e. apps and websites that will offer completed academic work), have educators feel they are running a losing race to keep a diverse student body focused on learning content and demonstrating knowledge with integrity. Integrating discussions on the fundamental values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility, and courage in classroom supports has allowed the Academic Success Centre and Library Services at Red River College to build academic integrity into their suite of supports. Session presenters will share examples of collaborative sessions that have empowered students to analyze options and make decisions that lead to academic success. Session participants will be asked to reflect on opportunities to integrate the fundamental values into their work. This session will encourage you to use the resources you have to promote academic integrity with confidence. 


Rebecca Hiebert has been working at the Academic Success Centre at Red River College for almost two years, first as a tutor and now as an Academic Support Specialist working primarily with international students in business programs. Rebecca is also a diversity trainer who teaches intercultural competence to international students. This has provided her with the unique perspective of how cultural background affects a student’s understanding of academic integrity. Rebecca is also an instructor in Math Science and Communications and Continuing Education, and works to use her understanding of students’ diverse backgrounds to support her assignment development and implementation. 

Kaleigh Quinn works as an English as an Additional Language (EAL) Specialist within the Academic Success Centre at Red River College, where she supports students to develop their academic and language skills for program and industry success. She strives to find creative ways to build the language skills required to act with academic integrity through her work with programs and students. 

Lisa Vogt is the Academic Integrity Specialist at Red River College in Winnipeg. She creates educational supports to promote academic integrity in the College community. Lisa has presented at the International Center for Academic Integrity annual conference and the Academic Integrity Inter-Institutional Meeting and has been published in the Canadian Perspectives on Academic Integrity. She holds a B.A. Intercultural Studies, TESOL Certificate and CACE Certification.

Panel Discussion
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Panel: Reflections on Academic Integrity during Remote Learning

The pivot to remote teaching and learning in March 2020 as a result of COVID-19 presented numerous challenges for students, faculty, and administrators across higher education in Manitoba, in particular, those related to academic integrity and academic misconduct. Panelists with diverse roles in higher education share their experiences, lessons learned, and successes from the past year. This session highlights the importance of continued conversations, problem solving, and implementation of new solutions for fostering academic integrity, building communities with shared values and priorities, and improving policies and procedures. 

Session moderator

Susan Bens, PhD, has worked at the University of Saskatchewan, in Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Metis, since 1997.  Building on an earlier career in student affairs, she has served as an educational developer for 10 years, working closely with faculty who want to improve their programs and their teaching.  Susan’s doctoral research was about how senior undergraduate students understand academic maters of academic misconduct and this, along with experience, has allowed her the opportunity to develop teaching practices and to contribute initiatives aimed at promoting academic integrity.   


Jayne Geisel is the Academic Coordinator for the Civil Engineering Department at Red River College. This role bridges the gap between faculty and students in both an advisory and administrative capacity. As such, she is directly involved in any case of Academic Misconduct found in the Department where she advocates for students, advises faculty and works towards fair and equitable practices for all. Outside her work role, Jayne serves as the Employee Member on the Red River College Board of Governors as well as being an active union steward. 

Noor Kaur has just completed Civil Engineering Technology program with Red River College majoring in Structural Engineering. She came to Canada as an international student 3 years ago and is a peer tutor with the Red River College Academic Success Centre. Her goal is to be a structural designer and she is passionate about making a difference in the world for technology and graphic designing. She is a recipient of the Neelin Wilson Construction Ltd. Scholarship. 


Heidi Marx, PhD, is an Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Manitoba. She is also a Professor in the Religion Department. She teaches courses on Early Christianity and the religions of the ancient Greek and Roman Mediterranean. Her research focuses on philosophy, medicine, and religion in the late ancient world (200-500 CE).


Matthew May is the Executive Director of the Assiniboine Community College Students’ Association. Having been involved with four student organizations over the past eight years, Matthew has been a vocal advocate for students across a variety of programs and environments across British Columbia and Manitoba. Currently in his role as Executive Director, Matthew coaches and represents students through academic and disciplinary appeals, and he coordinates the larger advocacy efforts of the Students’ Association to effect positive changes to the policy landscape of the College.   


Kristin Smith serves as the Vice President Advocacy on the University of Manitoba Student Union (UMSU). In her role, Kristin strives to promote a safe and equitable university experience for all students. Kristin intends to pursue law school after graduating from her program in the Faculty of Arts, where she is completing a double major in psychology and religion. Through her work with UMSU, Kristin represents students in appeal cases, serves on both the board of governors and the senate, and lobbies the university on a range of issues important to students—most recently, web-proctoring software. 


Chef Ryan Whibbs, PhD, is the Academic Chair of the Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts (MICA) & Field-to-Fork Research Cluster at Assiniboine Community College. MICA is home to numerous horticulture, culinary, hospitality, and food processing disciplines. As a culinary educator and administrator, Ryan oversees a wide variety of instructional and assessment methods that take place in lab, demonstration, simulation, classroom, and field-work settings. He is also an active food studies researcher, working in the areas of food history and cooks and culture. Ryan is a certified chef (Red Seal, 2002), and completed his PhD in medieval and early modern history at York University in 2015, focusing on the cooks of late medieval French and English noble households.  

Midday Break
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Concurrent Session 2
12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

A Student Perspective of Academic Integrity

My presentation will be about my perspectives of academic integrity as it is presented at my university, and the challenges I believe it may pose to students. Beginning with my previous experiences as a student outside of Canada, then as a foreign student in Canada, and my current involvement with academic integrity, including the lessons I learnt from a recent academic integrity research project, I will share ways in which I believe post-secondary institutions, faculty and resource staff may improve students’ experiences and understanding of academic integrity as separate and different from misconduct. I will also share suggestions for involving students in the conversation around academic integrity. 


Hafizat Sanni-Anibire, MEd, is a Research Assistant at The Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, University of Manitoba and a graduate student at the same university. Her research interests lie in academic integrity and issues at the intersection of migration and education, especially as it affects children. 


Nursing Student Knowledge of Plagiarism and its Relationship to Writing Apprehension and Writing Self-Efficacy

This session will provide the results of a cross-sectional study exploring how knowledge of plagiarism is related to writing apprehension, writing self-efficacy, and various demographic and writing history characteristics of nursing students. Our study gathered data by survey, including two established questionnaires for writing apprehension (Daly & Miller, 2013) and writing self-efficacy (Mitchell et al., 2017). Data were also gathered as part of the natural instructional and evaluation processes of the course Scholarly Writing (NRSG-1501), including a plagiarism questionnaire and feedback provided to students on course quizzes and a scholarly paper. Attendees of this session will explore plagiarism from students’ perspectives of their own writing apprehension and self-efficacy in comparison to their demonstration of academic integrity in a first year writing course for nursing students. 


Meagen Chorney is an instructor for the Nursing Department at Red River College, currently teaching courses in Scholarly Writing and Gender Studies. She has a Bachelor of Arts Honours in English Literature and a Master of Arts in Cultural Studies. Her educational and professional career has provided her with extensive experience writing in various styles as well as practicing and teaching academic integrity.

Concurrent Session 3
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Post-Disciplinary Education with Groups: In-person vs. Online

At the University of Manitoba, several librarians are educators in Post-Discipline Education; a program where students involved in academic misconduct can learn about tools, techniques and services to encourage future academic success. Although consultations are typically one-on-one, when an allegation involves a group assignment where multiple students are involved, is this the best approach? In this session, presenters will share their experiences in developing sessions for small groups. Participants will learn about the advantages and challenges in providing this type of support, the differences between in-person and online delivery, and have the opportunity to consider how similar practices could be applied within their own work environments. 


Vickie Albrecht is currently the Acting Head, Sciences Division (sciences libraries) at the University of Manitoba. She has been working with students on academic integrity issues since 2018 and currently doing research into post-discipline educational outcomes. 

Sarah Clark is the Learning & Instruction Support Librarian and has been part of the University of Manitoba Libraries since 2012. Her current research focuses on students’ experiences in post-discipline education, and strategies for critical reading instruction.

Building Academic Integrity using Student Centered Strategies

This session will be about working to achieve a culture of academic integrity in the classroom by helping students develop their own inner motivation. One way students feel motivated to work on assignments with integrity is when they feel recognized and valued by positive student-instructor relationships. Additionally, by providing students with class time to practice assignment skills and receive feedback on their efforts, students will have the confidence to attempt the assignment on their own. Finally, by preparing choice-based assignments, students can take ownership of the unique product they create. During this session, attendees will receive concrete examples and resources to help them adapt these student-centered strategies in their own classrooms. 


Rebecca Hiebert has been working at the Academic Success Centre at Red River College for almost two years, first as a tutor and now as an Academic Support Specialist working primarily with international students in business programs. Rebecca is also a diversity trainer who teaches intercultural competence to international students. This has provided her with the unique perspective of how cultural background affects a student’s understanding of academic integrity. Rebecca is also an instructor in Math Science and Communications and Continuing Education, and works to use her understanding of students’ diverse backgrounds to support her assignment development and implementation.

An Aggie's Approach to Restorative Academic Integrity Practices

This presentation will focus on the restorative practices the School of Agriculture has employed in an effort to work with students on repairing issues related to academic integrity and community within the school. We will explore intention as it relates to student success and prevention of recidivism, while focusing on rejecting traditional means of punitive action and the long-term effects of these practices on students. Attendees will gain insight on our practices, including procedures and outcomes, as well as a firsthand retelling of how these processes have improved and supported staff and student connections as well as outcomes for academic success. 


Kathleen Wilson is a lecturer at the University of Manitoba in the field of communications with the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and School of Agriculture. She works in a leadership capacity in education, communication and critical thinking, and the indigenization of curriculum and educational perspectives. Kathleen has a B.A. and Education Degree, and is pursuing her M.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies.

Championing Academic Integrity in Academic Development

Curtis et al. (2021) propose that educators with practical, theoretical, and research experience in academic integrity (AI) are well-suited to deliver workshops on the subject. These workshops promote shared understandings amongst attendees, and provide a platform to discuss concerns, devise solutions, and relieve anxieties. Finally, these workshops are most effective when they are a part of themed academic development activities. Assiniboine Community College’s (ACC) Centre for Learning and Innovation (CLI) supports program development and renewal, course and instructional design, teaching strategies, Moodle (Learning Management System), and educational technology. Working with the College’s Academic Integrity and Copyright Officer, CLI has contextualized academic integrity within existing academic development activities, such as a workshops, job aids, and one-on-one sessions. This situates academic integrity as central to our work, rather than an add on topic. Join ACC’s Centre for Learning and Innovation team members for an overview of where and how we have embedded academic integrity into our offerings, work, and quality standards. Participants will leave this session with practical examples of how teaching and learning centres can be champions for academic integrity. 


Lynn Cliplef is a Faculty Develop Coach at Assiniboine Community College in Brandon, MB.  Lynn has worked for over ten years in post-secondary including time as a Math and Science Instructor for the School of Trades before moving into Academic Development.  Lynn has a B. Math and B.Ed. and is currently working on her M.Ed. in Educational Administration.  

Valerie McInnes is a Faculty Development Coach at Assiniboine Community College in Brandon, Manitoba.  Valerie has 30 years of experience within the province of Manitoba education system.  Her experience covers all levels of the public school system as a classroom teacher, resource teacher, guidance counsellor and administrator. Within the post-secondary system, Valerie has worked within the roles of research assistant, instructor, program coordinator, student advisor, learning strategist and faculty coach. Valerie holds a Bachelor of Education degree, and is presently working on her Master’s thesis in Educational Administration. 

Caitlin Munn is an Educational Quality Assurance Specialist at Assiniboine Community College in Brandon, Manitoba. Caitlin is an adult educator and Ontario Certified Teacher who holds a BA (Honours)/B.Ed. Concurrent and Master of Education (thesis). Caitlin’s experience spans the elementary, high school, and post-secondary systems and includes the roles of Learning Strategist, Adult Education and Teacher Education instructor, Student Affairs professional, and Learning Commons Director.  

Scout Rexe is an Instructional Designer at Assiniboine Community College where she develops courses, workshops, and job aids that promote active learning and academic integrity, provides consultations with instructors, and contributes to teaching and learning projects designed to build the capacity of the college community. Previously, she was head of corporate training at DavidsTea, and a course developer at Humber College where she received a $130,000 grant to create a fully inclusive online course. She has been a professor in Ontario and Quebec, and has worked as an editor, most recently for McGill University. 

Closing Session // 2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

AIIIM 2021 Closing Session
2:45-3:00 p.m.


2:45 p.m. Message from the Manitoba Academic Integrity Network (MAIN)

2:55 p.m. AIIIM 2022 Announcement


Hosted by Brenda Stoesz, Executive Director, Manitoba Academic Integrity Network (MAIN)