AIM Referral Program

The Academic Integrity Matters (AIM) program is offered to help students learn about UBC Okanagan’s standards for academic integrity.

To support students in learning about the best practices for academic integrity, the AIM program’s goals are to:

  • Intervene before disciplinary processes are instigated for academic integrity breaches.
  • Provide individually tailored support, including 1-on-1 appointments with opportunities to clarify expectations for academic integrity, develop skills for avoiding academic misconduct, practice correct citations and source integration, and understand the steps that are needed for responsible academic writing and conduct.

Please refer students as early as possible.


How AIM works

Stage One

Upon referral, the AIM coordinator emails the student with a self-enroll link to a self-guided Canvas course. The student must enroll in the Canvas course and complete several modules and knowledge-testing quizzes related to Academic Integrity.

Stage Two

Upon completion of the self-guided course, the student informs the AIM coordinator by email (, who arranges a Zoom meeting for them with an AIM consultant. Based on the student’s needs, the AIM consultant will develop an individualized plan during the first meeting for subsequent support.

Stage Three

After the student has signed the consent form, the referrer will be sent reports on the student’s progress until the student has completed or discontinued the program.


If you are a faculty member wishing to refer a student who needs additional support for academic integrity, please fill out the referral form below.

Refer a student to AIM

Typically, a student is referred to the AIM program when a faculty member notices that a student is having issues related to academic integrity (such as trouble with integrating sources into their writing) or if the student expresses a need for additional support.


Please refer as early as possible. There may be many students moving through the AIM program simultaneously and appointments may be limited.

Have questions about AIM? Need guidance on submitting a referral? Are you a student looking for support? Reach out to!