Linkedin Group Rules

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) Discussion Group is designed to connect RSC Fellows, Institutional Members and the general public. It is a space for discussion and dissenting opinions from individual members.  

Participation in this and all other RSC groups requires compliance with the following group rules and guidelines:


Please refrain from posting any content that could be flagged as spam. Self-promotion for commercial purposes (i.e. advertising a book or article which is only available at a profit) and direct sales pitches are not allowed. Members engaging in these activities will be warned first and then removed from the group if the activity persists.

Posts should be respectful, mindful and polite to other members.


Posts in the "Discussions" section must be directly related to RSC affairs. 

Discussions are questions/ideas that clearly invite related member responses. All information is posted at the member’s discretion and members are responsible for all the information they post. 


All RSC Groups are entirely bilingual. We encourage members to post in both English and French wherever possible. However, please consider the fact that not all members are bilingual and as such, have the ability to post in their first language only.

Inappropriate Postings

Harassing, abusive, or threatening postings/comments

Attacking individuals, groups or the RSC

Derogatory, unprofessional, disrespectful or ad hominem comments

Harmful to minors, obscene/pornographic, objectionable, privacy invasive of others or in violation of any Canadian law

Infringing on intellectual property, privacy or other rights of third parties

Defamatory comments about the RSC, any RSC publication and/or initiative, RSC member or any other individual or entity

Promotion for personal gain, such as advertising a published work to make a profit, or selling products or services 

Reporting Abuse

The RSC employs a strict notice and take down rule. Any members who post content which is deemed to be inappropriate will be notified and given 48 hours to take down the post. The RSC Moderator has the right to remove all inappropriate posts that are not taken down after 48 hours. Members are encouraged to flag any posts which they deem to be inappropriate. 

No Responsibility/No Liability

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) does not assume any responsibility or liability whatsoever for any posting, including any posting by, or related to an RSC Fellow in an open or closed group. You agree to waive any legal or equitable rights or remedies you may have against the RSC with respect to these rules, including, but not limited to, member posting, posting restrictions, deletions, or moves, and member restrictions, removals, or blocks.

Lastly, please be respectful of other group members’ opinions. As long as the opinions, views and debates are not threatening, abusive, defamatory, discriminatory or harassing, or not in breach of these rules and guidelines, everyone is entitled to express him or herself…even if you may disagree.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email

Thank you very much,

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC)