As part of VIU’s Fall 2018 Orientation program organized by Student Affairs, Dr. Ron Kovach, Vice President for Academic Affairs provided a warm welcome to incoming students, stressing the importance of getting to know faculty and engaging in both the academic and social life of the University.
Special emphasis was placed on academic integrity and VIU’s Code of Ethics including the important topic of plagiarism. Dr. Kovach explained best practices for avoiding plagiarism as well as VIU’s process of submitting student papers through Turnitin, an internet-based plagiarism dectection service, widely used at universities across the U.S and the U.K.
VIU’s student population includes a majority of international students and VIU’s intimate academic community and small classroom size provides the perfect environment for international students to find a “home” away from home on both the social and academic front.
VIU’s Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs is deeply committed to students through innovative, flexible learning opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds, and aspirations resulting in self-fulfillment and competitiveness in an increasingly global society.
For more information about VIU’s Orientation program visit: https://www.viu.edu/student-life/student-affairs/student-events/student-orientation/
For more information about VIU’s academic programs, visit: https://www.viu.edu/academics/