What information can be released?
From the Registrar's office:
In November 2000, Nova Scotia universities came under the regulations of the Nova Scotia Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. You can find more information about the Release of Student Information in our Academic Calendar.
Some highlights are cited below:
Student Information System: Staff and faculty may have access to students' records for legitimate University purposes. However, this information is not to be released to anyone else without the student's permission.
Grades: The Registrar's Office is responsible for releasing final grades to students. Grades are not to be posted in a public area. Students can obtain final grades from the Registrar's Office through secure web access.
Exams and Assignments: Student exams and assignments are personal information. They may include the student's name, identification number, and personal views or opinions. Exams and assignments should be returned only to the students who wrote the paper and not to other individuals, unless written permission has been given from the author. Any material that contributes to a student's grade must not be left in a public place for pick up.
Reference Letters: Students have the right to inspect their academic record, except for personal information that is evaluative or opinion material compiled solely for the purpose of admission to an academic program. Copies of reference letters can only be released to the student with the permission of the writer.