2021 UBC Physics Olympics Code of Conduct

By participating in the 2021 UBC Physics Olympics, participants agree to the Physics Olympics Code of Conduct. Any participant unable to adhere to the code of conduct will be dismissed from the event immediately; we reserve the right to limit that individual’s participation in future events.

Our goal is to maintain a safe, positive, fun and challenging environment within an academic department where Physics Olympics participants can feel respected and capable. If we are to achieve this goal, it is necessary that all participants behave appropriately and respectfully towards event judges, volunteers, and other student participants.

We ask all participants to:

  • Follow activity rules and instructions from the UBC Physics Olympics team.
  • Treat each other with respect – be respectful of the rights and opinions of others, even if you don’t agree with each other.
  • Stay on topic – remember the objectives of the UBC Physics Olympics.
  • Remember everything you share in the online platform is public – avoid sharing private and personal information (e.g. email address, home address or phone number for yourself or others).
  • Review all rules and guidelines, and acknowledge that there are some risks involved in your participation in the program.
  • Take steps to protect your own safety during the participation of any UBC Physics Olympics activities.

We will not tolerate any of the following:

  • Cheating or other forms of academic misconduct.
  • Speech that promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
  • Defamatory, indecent, hateful, deceitful, threatening, abusive, obscene, inflammatory, or inappropriate comments.
  • Messages that encourage or suggest illegal activity, contain sexually explicit material, contain advertising or promote any services, or are off-topic, unintelligible or irrelevant.

If you have any questions regarding the community guidelines or are experiencing harmful behaviours, please contact