Entomological Society of Canada Code of Conduct

The Entomological Society of Canada strives to promote, facilitate, communicate and advocate for research and education on insects and their relatives, mentor the development of younger entomologists, and showcase Canada’s entomological expertise nationally and internationally. In accordance with this purpose, the society asks that members, and particularly volunteers and employees representing the Society:

  • Treat all people with kindness, respect and consideration
  • Communicate openly and with respect for others
  • Avoid personal attacks in all communications. Use positive communication skills such as constructive criticism; specific, actionable feedback; and focusing on the idea or situation rather than the person.
  • Avoid discrimination, harassment or abusive language or behaviours in all circumstances
  • Strive to uphold the highest standards of truthfulness and honesty in all scientific and professional endeavors

An individual’s failure to follow these guidelines may result in the Governing Board initiating a dispute resolution process (bylaw 40) and could result in member discipline (bylaw 15),

To report a violation of this Code the President of the Society should be contacted. If the President is the subject of the complaint, the First Vice-President or Past President should be contacted. If none of these are appropriate, a complainant should contact the ESC Secretary to identify a Board member to whom the report can be made.

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