The School of Engineering will treat all graduate students with respect and professionalism. We expect that all graduate students will also treat faculty, staff and other students in a professional manner. All graduate office spaces are shared and students are expected to keep their office area clean and keep office social discussions to a minimum. A third-floor kitchen and dining area is set aside for graduate students to eat and socialize. Office areas should be kept free of food and food waste. We encourage students to live a healthy lifestyle and take part in sports and physical activity, but soiled athletic wear should be kept in lockers in the gymnasium and not the office area. 

Printers/photocopiers are also shared equipment, and students should be courteous to others and retrieve printed material promptly.


All faculty, staff and students have a role to play in creating a safe work environment on campus.   UBC employees must take the Workplace Hazard Materials Information System (WHMIS) training.   This course is offered by the Okanagan campus Health, Safety and Environment Office on a regular basis.  The course registration page has the WHMIS training course schedules.  The School of Engineering monitors student WHMIS training.  Students must also be aware of British Columbia's work alone policy.   The UBC risk management web site has more safety information as does the Okanagan  Health, Safety and Environment Office . 


Computers purchased with UBC funds are the property of UBC. IT Services supports the research and instructional computers, phones, and AV equipment. University equipment should be used for teaching or research purposes only and not for personal entertainment. Many files from the internet that are transferred from student to student contain viruses or malignant programs that compromise computer function and security. Downloading and file sharing should be kept to only teaching or research material. 

Academic Misconduct/Plagiarism

The School of Engineering and UBC take academic misconduct and plagiarism seriously.  Simply stated, students should not, at any time, represent the work of others as their own.  Whether the work is from paper or electronic media , in class assignments and projects or in a thesis, all work should be in the authors own words and properly cited..  The UBC calendar further describes academic misconduct and the disciplinary measures which may be imposed.

Intellectual Property

The initial ownership of Intellectual Property at UBC resides with the creator of that Intellectual Property (IP).  The ownership shifts when the individual(s) proposes to protect the property. A full explanation can be found form the UILO IP pages.

The supervisor student roles and relationships in the creation of intellectual property are intricate.  Research supervisors develop research questions and assign problems to students and work with the students toward the development of solutions.  Students take faculty guidance in the direction of the research and add their own intellect.  In many cases research is a collaboration of many individuals (undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty members)  the contributions of each member of a research team should be acknowledged with co-authorship on publications and patents as appropriate.

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