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Workplace culture

Perimeter Institute is committed to providing a safe, comfortable, harassment-free working environment for all students, scientists, support staff, and volunteers, regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or place of origin.  We have a zero-tolerance policy towards any form of harassment, discrimination, or violence in the workplace. Trust and mutual respect are the basis of our community. All Perimeter Institute employees and volunteers are expected to abide by and follow the Institute's Code of Conduct.


Employee recommended workplace award

In June 2017, Perimeter Institute won the Employee Recommended Workplace award, which recognizes companies for excellence in achieving a healthy, engaged, and productive workforce. Read the news story

Emmy Noether initiatives

Perimeter Institute aims to effect positive change in the balance of women and other under-represented groups in theoretical physics through a series of special initiatives named after pioneering German mathematician Emmy Noether. Learn more about our initiatives

Health and safety

Perimeter Institute is vitally interested in the health and safety of its employees, volunteers and patrons. The Institute will strive to eliminate any foreseeable hazards which may result in fires, security losses, damage to property and personal injuries or illness. Responsibility for maintaining a safe and healthy environment rests with every individual. It is imperative that all hazards are reported immediately to the immediate supervisor or volunteer coordinator. Prior to any event/volunteer effort, staff and volunteers are expected to review the Institute exits and emergency procedures.


Perimeter Institute is committed to providing an environment that is accessible and inclusive to all persons who work, study or visit the Institute (including volunteers, patrons and third party contractors). Learn more about Accessibility at Perimeter Institute.