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Ethics, Safety and Research Conduct

We commit to maintaining a safe and healthy work and learning environment for faculty, students, staff and research participants while ensuring the protection of the external community and environment. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that research is conducted in a safe, ethical and responsible manner including policies for research involving humans, animals, radiation and laser safety, and biosafety. The university also ensures that researchers follow provincial, federal and international guidelines, regulations and legislation. 

We provide support to the research community, helping to navigate regulatory and funding obligations through the maintenance of four review committees: 

Note: All research and teaching involving humans, animals, radiation, and/or biohazards undertaken at the university or conducted by university faculty, students and staff requires review and approval. Research may only begin once all university approvals/certifications, institutional requirements or governmental authorizations are obtained.