• Conflict of Interest: The Regulation on Conflict of Interest applies to all university staff members whatever their status within the University and related parties.  It is part of a broader commitment by the institution to cultivate and reinforce a culture that will enable its members to identify and resolve conflicts of interest with the support and guidance of the administration and their units. Please refer to Recognizing Conflicts document which provides a series of brief scenarios and examples of conflicts.  Reporting:  Conflicts shall be promptly disclosed in writing on the prescribed forms(s) to the relevant Reporting Officer or governing body.


  • Supplier Code of Conduct: This code establishes McGill University’s minimal requirements for the management of ethical, social and environmental risks and opportunities, as it engages in business relations with its suppliers.  These principals apply to all McGill University suppliers, which are expected to apply similar principles throughout their own supply chain and business practices.  Reporting:  McGill University suppliers, individuals involved in McGill University’s supply chain, faculty, staff and students, or anyone who witnesses irregularities or supplier behaviours incompatible with this Code are expected to contact and inform McGill University’s Internal Audit unit by using the following email address: internal.audit [at]


  • Policy on the Disclosure of Wrongdoing: McGill University recognizes that Disclosure of Wrongdoing is fundamental to ensuring the integrity of public administration and is a necessary and valuable service to its community. The purpose of this Policy is to facilitate the Disclosure of alleged Wrongdoing at McGill University, as required by the Act to facilitate the disclosure of wrongdoings relating to public bodies. To this end, the Policy creates a framework for Members of the University Community, acting in Good Faith, to disclose alleged Wrongdoing committed or about to be committed at the University. It also provides protection from Reprisal to persons who, in Good Faith, make a Disclosure or participate in an investigation conducted pursuant to a Disclosure. Reporting: A Member of the University Community acting in Good Faith may make a Disclosure under this Policy, anonymously or not.


  • The Institute of Internal Auditors (“The IIA”) is a global professional association and standard-setting body for internal auditors worldwide.  Established in 1941, the IIA serves as the world’s leader in professional certification, education, research, and technical guidance for internal auditors.  The IIA sets the bar for internal audit integrity and professionalism around the world with its International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF), a collection of guidance that includes the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and Code of Ethics.
  • The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) is a joint initiative of five private sector organizations: American Accounting Association (AAA), American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), Financial Executives International (FEI), The Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business (IMA) and The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), and is dedicated to providing thought leadership through the development of frameworks and guidance on enterprise risk management, internal control and fraud deterrence.


    Last updated: Mar -2024

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