The CCA is committed to promoting a safe, comfortable, supportive, and productive work environment for all of its staff and visitors. Creating a supportive environment is the responsibility of all student and teacher participating to the school. We want to promote free interaction and exchange of ideas, but we also want to ensure that everyone gets a chance to participate and have their ideas heard. We would like to ask that all of you read through the following points, and by participating in this school you agree to follow this code.

Be kind and supportive. Do not insult or put down others. Make scientific criticism constructive. Listen to others and give everyone a chance to speak and contribute. Rather than seeing this school as competitive, we encourage you to view the group as a collective whose success is determined by the success of all. If you notice a fellow student struggling, please try to help.

Treat people with respect. Harassment and bullying will not be tolerated in any form. Harassment includes exclusionary comments or jokes, inappropriate or unwanted physical contact, sexual attention or innuendo, deliberate intimidation, stalking, and photography or recording of an individual without consent. It also includes offensive comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, physical appearance, body size, race or religion. Bullying is any intimidation of others. Bullying may be unintentional; this does not make it acceptable.

Be considerate during talks and discussions. Do not interrupt when someone else is speaking. Refrain from side conversations. During talks, respect requests from the speaker or other audience members to hold further questions or discussion until a later time. Be aware of how much ‘air time’ you are using -- give other people a chance to speak or ask questions, especially people more junior than you.

Treat the ideas of others with respect.  Properly acknowledge previous contributions whether in talks, press releases of papers.