All students must adhere to the CAPSS Code of Conduct during their participation at CAPSS:
The Canadian Astroparticle Physics Summer School (CAPSS) is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for all participants, regardless of age, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, nationality, race, religion, language, or accent. We expect all participants to contribute to a professional and respectful atmosphere. All students, presenters, facilitators, and organizers are required to comply with the CAPSS Code of Conduct throughout CAPSS activities, and on CAPSS official communication channels. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the program to ensure a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment for everyone.
All participants, including students, presenters, facilitators, and organizers, are expected to:
- Treat each other with respect and consideration, valuing a diversity of views and opinions.
- Behave in a professional manner.
- Communicate openly.
- Be kind to others.
- Be polite and respectful both verbally and in online chats.
- Ask for explicit consent from speakers and participants before publishing any images, videos, or content taken from the CAPSS program.
Inappropriate behaviour and harassment of CAPSS participants in any form will not be tolerated. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Offensive verbal comments related to age, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, nationality, race, religion, language, or accent.
- Use of sexual language, nudity, and/or sexual images in virtual video platforms.
- Deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, bullying, discrimination, photography or recording without consent.
- Sustained disruption of talks, labs, break-out sessions, socials, etc.
- Unwanted sexual attention.
- Sharing connection information to the platform with non-invited individuals. When connecting to any platform, participants should use their own name, and not attempt to misrepresent themselves in any way.
- Copying, redistributing, or using data from the CAPSS content without permission from the creators.
Participants asked to stop any inappropriate behaviour are expected to comply immediately. Anyone violating this code of conduct may receive a written warning, or be asked to leave the CAPSS program at the sole discretion of the organizers without a refund of the deposit. Appropriate legal action will be taken against violators where applicable. We expect participants to follow the code of conduct at all events, virtual or in person, relating to the CAPSS program.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have other concerns, you may report a violation of this code of conduct to either Mark Richardson (Mark.Richardson@queensu.ca), Education & Outreach Officer at the McDonald Institute, and/or Kristine Spekkens (firstname.lastname@example.org), Professor at Queen’s University and the Royal Military College of Canada.
This code of conduct is based on the CASCA 2021 AGM Code of Conduct, itself based on the Code of Conduct from the Future of Meetings Code of Conduct, among others.