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Animal Research Ethics

The Animal Care Committee at Concordia University of Edmonton was established to safeguard the welfare of animals involved in any and all research and teaching at the university.

Concordia University of Edmonton holds that scholarly integrity and trust are vital to the responsible conduct of research. It is committed to ensuring the ethical and humane use and responsible care of animals in research, teaching and testing. Concordia regards the use of animals in research, teaching and testing as a privilege, not a right.

Animals are used only for valid scientific studies with a reasonable expectation of obtaining knowledge for the potential benefit of people and/or animals. Concordia is committed to ensuring the highest possible standards in the care, well-being, quality of life and use of its animals in accordance with applicable laws, the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) guidelines and policy statements, and the Tri-Agency Agreement on the Administration of Agency Grants and Awards by Research Institutions.

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ACC Terms of Reference & Committee Members

Members of the Animal Care Committee include:

Xin Chen, PhD
Chair, Animal Care Committee
Associate Professor, Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences

Devin Hughes
Laboratory Manager, Assistant Biosafety Officer, Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences

Mariola Janowicz, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences

Patrick Kamau, PhD
Dean of Science, Associate Professor of Biochemistry
Director, Centre for Innovation and Applied Research

Bryan Rooney, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

Craig Wilkinson, DVM, BSc
University Veterinarian, Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences, University of Alberta

Emma Schimdt
CSA representative, Concordia University of Edmonton

The Animal Care Committee is seeking community members to sit on the committee.  Please contact info@concordia.ab.ca if you are interested in participating in this Concordia committee.

Contact Info: CUE’s Research Ethics Unit & ACC

For all queries related to animal research ethics, please contact CUE’s Research Ethics Unit at animalcare@concordia.ab.ca