MONTREAL, Jan. 21, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Dawson College stands by its
policies regarding academic integrity and professional code of conduct.
The provisions of these policies are clearly stated in the
Institutional Student Evaluation Policy and the Code of Conduct on the
website (listed below).
Under the terms of Quebec privacy laws, it is illegal to discuss the
details of student files with individuals or with the media. Dawson
College practices due process and due diligence in every case brought
before the review committee. If a student does not agree with a
decision, he or she has the right to appeal, as spelled out in the
In the recent case of Ahmed Al-Khabaz, which he himself brought to the
media, the College stands by its decision. The reasons cited in the
National Post article for which the student says he was expelled are
inaccurate. The process which leads to expulsion includes a step in
which a student is issued an advisory to cease and desist the
activities for which he or she is being sanctioned, particularly in the
area of professional code of conduct. Conditions for remaining in the
College on good terms are clearly explained in person to the student.
When this directive is contravened by the student by engaging in
additional activities of the same sort, the College has no recourse but
to take appropriate measures to sanction the student.
Institutional Student Evaluation Policy http://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/public/72b18975-8251-444e-8af8-224b7df11fb7/our_communities/governance/isep_2012.pdf
Code of Conduct
The Computer Science Professional Conduct policy states that:
In order to continue in the program, a student is expected to exhibit
behaviour appropriate to the profession. Appropriate behaviour must be
displayed in all activities associated with the program, in classrooms,
labs, during the internship, in relations with fellow students, staff,
faculty, employers and clients.
SOURCE: Dawson College
For further information:
Donna Varrica, Communications Coordinator, 514 931 8731 ext 1352
(Media: Please bear in mind that as student files are confidential, we cannot divulge more details about this case.)