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College of Animal
233 Seymour River Place
North Vancouver, BC, V7H 2N8
Effective Date of Policy: September 2009
Admission Representative and Senior Education Administrator: Julie Anne Lee
While attending CAHM, students are expected to adhere to the code of conduct outlined below. This list is not exhaustive, and students should request clarification from the Senior Education Administrator if they have any questions.
Code of Conduct:
Students who do not meet the expected code of conduct will be subject to the procedure outlined below, which may include immediate dismissal from the institution depending on the severity of the misconduct.
- The student shall not commit any acts of academic dishonesty. Acts of academic dishonesty include, but are not limited to, misrepresenting, plagiarizing, copying, cheating and committing any other dishonest acts with respect to tests, quizzes, examinations, homework assignments or case studies.
- The student shall not breach or violate the confidentiality of any patient/client.
- The student shall not issue any unauthorized prescription for homeopathic remedies.
- The student shall not advertise any product, service or idea on the property of CAHM or on any rented premises of CAHM during course days without the prior consent of CAHM. This will include, but not be limited to, distributing any written and/or audio information, literature or any other materials with respect to the product, service or idea.
- The student shall not allow any non-registered student (including a guest of the student) to attend any lectures or classes without the prior consent of CAHM.
- The student shall not audio tape or video tape any lectures, classes or cases without prior consent of CAHM.
- The student shall not reproduce, publish or distribute any teaching materials or handouts which are the property of CAHM without the prior consent of CAHM.
- The student shall not intentionally damage, destroy or steal any property belonging to CAHM.
- The student shall not use alcohol or any illegal drugs on the property of CAHM or on any rented premises of CAHM during course days.
- The student shall not be disruptive or act in any way which would interfere with any member of CAHM, including staff, patient, lecturer or fellow student.
- The student shall treat all staff, patients, teachers and fellow students with respect and courtesy.
- The student shall not verbally abuse any staff, patient, lecturer or fellow student.
- The student shall not commit any act of discrimination against any staff, patient, lecturer, or fellow student on any grounds including gender, sexual orientation, race, religion or age.
- The student shall maintain adequate academic progress.
- The student shall meet all of his or her financial obligations to CAHM on or before each payment due date.
- The student shall comply with all of the rules of conduct of CAHM, and all other rules, regulations and policies of CAHM.
- All concerns relating to student misconduct shall be directed to the Senior Education Administrator to process in accordance with this policy. Concerns may be brought by staff, students or the public.
- The Senior Education Administrator will contact the student to discuss the concern(s) immediately or as soon as practicable if the complaint occurs during a classroom module, or within 5 working days of receiving the complaint if the complaint is received between modules. If the alleged conduct is of such a serious nature that an immediate dismissal may be warranted, the Senior Education Administrator will contact the student immediately or as soon as practicable.
- Following the contact with the student, the Senior Education Administrator will conduct whatever further inquiry or investigation is necessary to determine whether the concern is substantiated.
- Any necessary inquiries or investigations shall be completed as soon as possible after receipt of the complaint, and no later than 10 working days of the initial contact with the student. If the inquiries cannot be completed within 10 working days through no fault of the Senior Education Administrator, the student will be contacted and advised what steps have been taken, what steps remain to be taken and an estimated time frame for the completion of the inquiry/investigation.
- Once all of the necessary inquiries and investigations have been completed, the Senior Education Administrator will:
- determine that the concern is not substantiated;
- determine that the concern is substantiated in whole or in part, and will take one of the following actions:
- give the student a warning and set out the consequences of further misconduct;
- dismiss the student from CAHM for a defined period of time, for example for one year or two years; or
- expel the student from CAHM without the possibility of readmission.
- The Senior Education Administrator will prepare a written summary of the determination. A copy will be given to the student, a copy will be placed in the school's Student Conduct File, and the original will be placed in the student's file.
- If the student is issued a warning, the Senior Education Administrator and the student will both sign the written warning and the student will be given a copy. A second copy will be placed in the school's Student Conduct File. The original document will be placed in the student's file.
- If the recommendation is to temporarily dismiss or permanently expel the student, the Senior Education Administrator will provide the student with written notice of the same, and a calculation of the refund due or tuition owing depending on the status of the student's financial account with the school.
- If a refund is due to the student, the Senior Education Administrator will ensure that a cheque is forwarded to the student within 30 days of the dismissal.
- If the student owes tuition or other fees to the school, the Senior Education Administrator will request that the student pay the outstanding amount within 30 days of the dismissal. If the outstanding amount is not paid, the Senior Education Administrator will undertake the collection of the amount owing.
- Notwithstanding any of the foregoing, CAHM reserves the right to dismiss a student if it is considered that the student is unsuitable to remain enrolled at CAHM.