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University of Calgary Calendar 2017-2018 Academic Regulations K. Statement on Principles of Conduct K.2 Statement
K.2 Statement

1. The University of Calgary community has undertaken to be guided by the following statements of purpose and values:

  • To promote free inquiry and debate
  • To act as a community of scholars
  • To lead and inspire societal development
  • To respect, appreciate, and encourage diversity
  • To display care and concern for community

2. The University seeks to create and maintain a positive and productive learning and working environment as outlined in the University Code Conduct Policy (, which highlights an environment in which there is:

  • Respect for the dignity of all
  • Fair treatment of individuals
  • Respect for academic freedom
  • Respect for University Resources and the property of individuals

3. Those persons appointed by the University to positions of leadership and authority have particular responsibility, not only for their own conduct, but also for ensuring, to the extent of their authority and ability:

  • That a positive and productive learning and working environment is created and maintained
  • That conflicts and concerns are addressed in a positive, timely, reasonable, and effective manner
  • That persons within their jurisdiction are informed of their rights and responsibilities with respect to conduct

4. The University undertakes to ensure that its policies, systems, processes, and day-to-day operations foster the goals in #1 and #2 above.

5. The University encourages and undertakes to support all members of the University community in resolving conflicts and concerns in a positive, timely, reasonable, and effective manner.

6. The University undertakes to ensure that the protection afforded by the principles of natural justice is extended to all members of the University community.

7. The University undertakes to provide resources through various offices to generate awareness related to this Statement on Principles of Conduct throughout the University community and to assist in resolving conflict in a positive way.

Note: The principles of natural justice reflect a concept that ensures fair play. The specific requirements of natural justice will often vary depending on the circumstances but are generally considered to ensure a full and fair consideration of the issue, including consideration in the absence of bias.