Our Community Members

University Community members, learners, instructors, researchers, and employees have shared responsibilities to uphold the ethical standards of learning, scholarship and our community standards.

Community members have the right and responsibility to;

  • familiarize and uphold the core values of the institution, Academic Integrity, and conduct themselves in a manner that represents these shared community values and scholarly activities in an ethical and honest manner;
  • communicate, inquire and know the academic expectations related to academic pursuits and collaborations;
  • engage in respectful civil discourse and express their opinions and beliefs as outlined within the Expression and Free Speech Policy;
  • have the Academic Code and Community Standards adhered to and make a complaint under these Codes without fear of reprisal or retaliation;
  • be provided reasonable accommodation to the Code processes, as determined by the University’s Human Rights Policy;
  • protect the privacy of personal information consistent with existing legislation and policy;
  • confidentially consult with representatives of the Office of Student Community Standards (OSCS) regarding the Code, investigation process, resolutions, and available services and supports;
  • seek assistance from a University Official and/or medical professional for themselves or for community members who are in distress without necessarily being subject to discipline;
  • meet with a representative of the institution, free of judgment, to access guidance and support regarding the Code processes.

Our Students

Students have the right and responsibility to;

  • familiarize themselves with the Code of Student Academic Integrity Policy and act honestly and ethically when conducting all academic or scholarly work;
  • familiarize themselves with the Code of Student Community Standards Policy and conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with the Code;
  • be informed in advance of the academic integrity expectations and conditions associated with all academic work and scholarly activity;
  • a fair process that maintains the principles of procedural fairness, including; a process free from bias, the ability to respond to the allegation(s), the reason(s) for a decision, and the right to appeal a decision;
  • seek guidance and support from trusted sources such as a Student Association Advocate, University Officials, Elders, or personal support;
  • have a Support Person present at any stage of the process;
  • make inquiries, register a complaint, or seek support through other internal or external administrative processes.
The University will strive to respond with a Trauma-Informed Practice to Reports in a timely manner that encourages the development of all Students while protecting and acting in the best interests of the University Community.