The Faculty of Health Sciences is using a program called FirstClass (a division of Open Text Corporation.) to provide an interactive, electronic environment for discussion and collaboration. At McMaster University, this environment is known as LearnLink : The Little Red Schoolhouse. In accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and McMaster University's Statement on the Collection of Personal, information and the Protection of Privacy, where notice is given, the University is permitted to publish an individual's name, Faculty, program, and award information. McMaster University publishes the names of recipients of scholarships listed in the Undergraduate Calendar, in the University's Convocation program and other award publications. Further information can be found in the General Academic Regulations section of the Undergraduate Calendar. In recognizing such scholastic achievement, the University requires all recipients of academic awards to fulfill a set of general conditions, in addition to meeting the particular terms attached to individual academic awards. The University Senate, acting on behalf of generous benefactors and donors to the University, bestows academic awards on entering, in-course and graduating students to encourage and recognize high levels of scholarship. The Office of Academic Integrity strives to assist instructors and students with issues of academic integrity. The main purpose of a university is to encourage and facilitate the pursuit of knowledge and scholarship.
This website provides information for students and instructors alike to assist with this purpose and to help avoid problems with dishonesty. The most current Academic Integrity Policy is dated April 10, 2013 (effective July 1, 2013). The general conditions and terms have been established to ensure equity in competition and a high academic standing. Any interpretation of the conditions attached to academic awards is solely the prerogative of the Undergraduate.