Code of Conduct

Canadian Astronomical Society Meeting 2024 Code of Conduct The organizers are committed to making this meeting productive and enjoyable for everyone, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, nationality, political affiliation, religion, ability status, physical appearance or educational background. We will not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Attendance at a CASCA meeting implies consent to abide by this code of conduct. Explicitly, please follow these guidelines: Participants asked to stop any inappropriate behaviour are expected to comply immediately. Consequences for attendees violating these rules may range from verbal warning to being asked to leave the event or conference at the sole discretion of the organizers without a refund of any charge to notifying the appropriate authorities. Retaliation for complaints of inappropriate conduct will not be tolerated. If a participant observes inappropriate comments or actions and personal intervention seems appropriate and safe, they should be considerate of all parties before intervening. Any participant who wishes to report a violation or a potential violation of this policy is asked to speak, in confidence, to the meeting’s designated contact(s): In case of any conduct concerns during the conference, participants are strongly encouraged to contact the EIC representatives directly for advice and guidance, including help with the procedure to follow in case a participant decides to file an official complaint.

Protocol for addressing complaints of this policy

To avoid any confusion or bias in dealing with official reports of violations of the code of conduct, the following protocol will be followed:

This code of conduct is based on the "London Code of Conduct", as originally designed for the conference “Accurate Astrophysics. Correct Cosmology”, held in London in July 2015. The London Code of Conduct was adapted with permission by Andrew Pontzen and Hiranya Peiris from a document by Software Carpentry, which itself derives from original Creative Commons documents by PyCon and Geek Feminism.