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Pedagogical Development Office


Turnitin is an online service that processes all the papers your students submit, compares them against continuously updated databases and then churns out an “Originality Report”. This report includes a “similarity index” that indicates the percentage of material in a given paper that matches or is very similar to content from the web, databases, academic journals, or previously submitted papers. The report highlights the parts of a paper that match up with other content and teachers can then immediately access a copy of this content and compare it to the student’s paper and determine for themselves whether the material has been properly cited or whether it has been plagiarized.

Several teachers from the College have agreed to offer basic support in the use of Turnitin to other teachers in their departments. Please refer to the table below to identify the Turnitin Administrator for your department. If your department is not listed, or if you are experiencing problems with Turnitin, please contact the PDO at PDO@vaniercollege.qc.ca.

Department Contact Email Extension
Early Childhood Education Diane Nyisztor nyisztod@ 7709
English Maria Bucaro bucarom@ 7973
French TBA
Humanities Maggie Kathwaroon kathwarm@ 7464
Liberal Arts Sevak Manjikian manjikis@ 7295
Methodology Marlene Grossman grossmam@ 7483
Modern Languages Gisela Mutter mutterg@ 7841
Psychology Marlene Grossman grossmam@ 7483
Social and Cultural Sciences Miles DeNora denoram@ 7521


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