Professional Conduct Policy

As an international, multidisciplinary organization, Scientiae seeks to provide an inclusive and productive environment for its members and participants at Scientiae events. Professional norms require that we treat others equitably and with respect. Accordingly, Scientiae does not tolerate harassment or professional misconduct in any form and is sensitive to the harm suffered by persons who experience it. While we encourage open discussion and debate of ideas, and certainly tolerate differences of opinion, freedom of inquiry carries with it the responsibility of professional behaviour. 

Behaviours whether in person or through electronic media that violate the Professional Conduct Policy include but are not limited to:

  • Threats or actions that cause or threaten personal harm;
  • Threats or actions that cause or threaten professional harm, punishment or retaliation; Intimidating, harassing, abusive, or demeaning speech or actions;
  • Prejudicial actions or comments that coerce others, foment broad hostility or otherwise undermine professional equity or the principles of free academic exchange;
  • Unwelcome solicitation of emotional or physical intimacy;
  • Deliberate intimidation or stalking;
  • Harassing photography or recording;
  • Sustained, unprofessional disruption of talks or other events;
  • Other intentionally disruptive behaviour.

Adopted: 7 December 2020

(Policy adapted from the Renaissance Society of America statement on Professional Conduct)

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