CAM Code of Conduct

The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) is committed to and responsible for advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in physics. The 2019 CAM Conference welcomes all delegates and encourages participation from everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity/gender expression, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, physical appearance, race, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, political affiliation, educational background, wealth, or health status. We recognize a shared responsibility to create and hold a welcoming environment for the benefit of all. Participation and attendance in this conference implies an acceptance of this code of conduct and any deviation will not be permitted.

Discriminatory, harassing or bullying behavior or action of any kind will not be tolerated, and will result in your removal from the 2019 CAM Conference (no refund will be provided), notification of appropriate authorities if necessary, and possible ban from future CAP-organized conferences and events. This includes, but is not limited to:

(a) sexual harassment, such as using sexual imagery in a talk, unwelcome sexual attention, unsolicited physical contact, sexual or sexist jokes, and stalking;

(b) intimidation, such as yelling at or threatening anyone attending, organizing, or otherwise involved with the CAM conference speakers verbally or physically;

(c) offensive or demeaning language including inappropriate jokes.

If you experience or witness discrimination at any time during the 2019 CAM congress, please immediately inform Matt Steffler ( and call Laurentian University Equity, Diversity, and Human Rights Office at 705-675-1151 (ext. 3427) or email If you or someone else is in immediate danger, call 911. If you are on campus, contact Campus Security by dialing 6562 from any telephone on campus including payphones. On a cellphone, you must dial 705-673-6562. If you are making an international call, you will need to dial a 1 (Canada’s calling code) before each phone number.


We encourage all participants to make their presentations accessible to all audiences. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Use of large fonts
  • Use of colour-blind friendly text
  • Recognition of a diversity of backgrounds and knowledge-levels
  • Use of microphones as a matter of course (or repeating an unamplified question into a microphone)



This code of conduct is adapted from the 2019 CAP Congress equity statement. It was also partially inspired by the 2019 Women in Physics Canada code of conduct.