Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) is committed to and responsible for advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in physics. The 2018 CAP Congress welcomes all delegates and encourages participation from everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity/gender expression, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, body size, 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. The CAP urges its members, physics leaders, Congress participants, and policy makers to take action to improve the recruitment, retention and treatment of communities underrepresented in physics at all levels of education and employment.

Discriminatory, harassing or bullying behavior or action of any kind will not be tolerated, and will result in your removal from the 2018 CAP Congress, 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 speakers verbally or physically;

(c) offensive or demeaning language including inappropriate jokes.

If you experience or witness discrimination at any time during the 2018 CAP Congress, please call Dalhousie Human Rights & Equity Services at (902) 494-6672 or HRES@dal.ca. If you or someone else is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1. If you are on campus, contact Security Services by dialing 4109 from any telephone on campus including payphones. On a cellphone you must dial (902) 494-4109.