Conflicts of Interest & Conflicts of Commitment (COI / COC)

As staff members, any actions that appear to put private interests above the public's interest may involve serious consequences. The principles pertaining to a potential conflict of interest or commitment are all staff must act with honesty, integrity and in the best interests of the University. Outside interests should not interfere with a staff member's obligations nor should staff use their University positions or influence for personal gain at the expense of the University. Potential conflicts must be disclosed to your supervisor, they will be evaluated and resolved.

In addition to the Standard Practice Guide (SPG 201.65-1), your department has a departmental policy which you should review.