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We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Academic Appeal Policy (Undergraduate)

Classification number ACD 1512
Framework category Academic
Approving authority Academic Council
Policy owner Registrar
Approval date February 23, 2016
Review date


The purpose of this Policy is to outline undergraduate-level formal decisions that are eligible for appeal to the Academic Appeals Committee.


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Scope and authority

This Policy applies to undergraduate-level formal decisions that are eligible for appeal to the Academic Appeals Committee.
This Policy does not apply to graduate-level formal decisions that are eligible for appeal. For more information regarding graduate level appeals, please refer to the Graduate Academic Calendar.
The Registrar, or successor thereof, is the Policy Owner and is responsible for overseeing the implementation, administration and interpretation of this Policy.


Eligibility for appeal
  1. An exhaustive list of formal decisions eligible for appeal to the Academic Appeals Committee is set out below. All other decisions shall be deemed final.
    1. Decisions of the dean/delegate relating to:
      • Academic Standing (review of academic standing);
      • Grade Reappraisals and Appeals; or
      • Time Limits; or
      • The imposition of disciplinary penalties during an appeal.
    2. Decisions of the Academic Integrity Committee relating to academic conduct/misconduct or professional suitability.
    3. Decisions on the basis of procedural irregularity only, any other decision for which the Academic Appeals Committee grants leave to appeal.
Status during an appeal
  1. Under normal circumstances, disciplinary penalties will not be enforced before an appeal is decided, nor will official transcripts be issued.
  2. In cases where continued attendance by the student would have a detrimental effect on the student or others (including, but not limited to circumstances where issues of safety and security to the individuals or property are involved), the dean of the relevant faculty may determine that the penalty imposed by the faculty will stay in effect until the completion of the appeal proceedings.
  3. If the appeal is granted, formal registration will be reinstated or the matter remitted back to the dean or provost for reconsideration as appropriate.

Monitoring and review

This Policy will be reviewed as necessary and at least every three years. The Registrar, or successor thereof, is responsible to monitor and review this Policy.

Relevant legislation

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Academic Appeal Procedures (Undergraduate)