Academic integrity is an important component of a successful academic career. It includes avoiding plagiarism and properly citing sources.

Quest students are expected to abide by the Quest Honour Principle.

Information about academic integrity:


Plagiarism is a serious academic offense.

Here is some information to help you avoid plagiarism:


In 2012, the Canadian government passed legislation (Canadian Copyright Act Bill C-42) that allows the use of copyrighted materials for research, private study, criticism, review and news reporting, so long as it is deemed ‘fair’ by individual judgment under six specific criteria: purpose, character, amount, alternatives, nature of the work, and effect of the dealing on the work.

In general, with fair dealing you can copy up to 10% of a copyrighted work OR:

  • one chapter from a book
  • a single article from a magazine/periodical
  • an artistic work (painting, diagram, photo, etc.) from an anthology of artistic works
  • a newspaper article or page
  • a single poem or musical score from an anthology
  • an entry from an encyclopedia, dictionary, annotated bibliography, thesaurus, or other reference work

Our policy for the use of copyrighted materials is guided by fair dealing, Open Access resources and public domain parameters.

Consider the Honour Principle when using materials under copyright, and act according to legal and ethical standards.

Contact Venessa Wallsten to discuss copyright.


Under the Canadian Copyright Act, Quest, as a not-for-profit institution, may show films in classrooms for educational purposes. A film used in any other way on campus must have a Public Performance Rights license.

Quest holds two broad entertainment licenses that cover many but not all titles. Students, staff and faculty who are interested in showing a film on campus should read the document “Public Performance Rights for Showing Films on Campus” in the Portal.

Questions? Ask Shauna Bryce.