Operational Updates


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Research Ethics Committee - Human Subjects

Submission deadline for research applications to be reviewed by the REC-HS will be eight days before the next REC-HS meeting. Student research projects will be expedited. The REC-HS requires that research applicants have read Policy 8700 prior to application.

Meeting Dates

  • February 7, March 13, April 10, May 8 and June 12.


  • Paula Vaananen, chair of the REC-HS, is the primary resource for faculty/ students seeking advice or information relating to research applications.
  • Tyanna Popoff, Administrative Support, is the contact person for faculty/students seeking forms relating to research applications and the contact for forms submissions.

Submission & Review Procedure

An electronic copy of each completed form must be sent by email to the administrative contact Tyanna Popoff by the submission deadline (eight days prior to scheduled meeting);

  • A hard copy (paper) of Form A.1 (cover), signed by the principal investigator and by the school chair, must be sent to the administrative contact Tyanna Popoff .
  • In order for the REC-HS to review a research application, the signed hard copy must be received by the administrative contact before the REC-HS meeting.It is the responsibility of the Principal Investigator to ensure the hard copy is received in time.