University research is governed by policies and practices that ensure the protection of research participants, researchers (faculty, students, and staff members), the university, and the public. These policies and practices cover research involving humans, the use of animals, controlled goods, and hazardous materials, among others.
Please note that research may not begin before all University approvals/certifications, institutional requirements, or governmental authorizations are obtained.
Individual researchers, in addition to being governed by internal policies and procedures, may be governed by external ethical guidelines imposed by professional associations such as the Canadian Psychological Association or the Canadian College of Physicians and Surgeons, as well as the guidelines of Canadian and other regulatory agencies, such as the Health Protection Branch of Health Canada and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
All funded or unfunded research involving humans, animals, or controlled goods undertaken at Ryerson University facilities and conducted by Ryerson University faculty, students, and staff is subject to review and approval.
Please note that the REB in-person office hours will be suspended until further notice, but our team is available to support you through virtual appointments on an ongoing basis. To make arrangements, please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
REB Open Office Hours
Every Thursday - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation, YDI-1123, 11th floor, 1 Dundas Street West
Please drop in if you have any questions. No appointment necessary.
REB Biweekly Office Hours
The REB will be hosting biweekly office hours in the library starting Tuesday January 14th, 2020. Office hours will be held in LIB389 between 10 am- 12 pm (3rd floor of the library). Please find the schedule for the Winter 2020 term noted below:
- January 14, 2020
- January 28, 2020
- February 11, 2020
- February 25, 2020
- March 10, 2020
- March 24, 2020
- April 7, 2020
- April 21, 2020
- May 5, 2020
- May 19, 2020
Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation
1 Dundas Street West, 11th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1Z3
Todd Girard, PhD
Vice Chair, Ryerson University Research Ethics Board
(416) 979-5000 ext. 2646
Research Ethics Manager
(Ethics, Animal Care, Controlled Goods, Undergraduate Ethics)
416-979-5000 ext. 4841
Toni Fletcher (on leave)
Research Ethics Coordinator
(Ethics, Animal Care, Controlled Goods)
Danielle Christie, BA
Research Ethics Administrator
(Ethics, Undergraduate Ethics)
Farid Pesteh, BA
Research Ethics Administrator
(Ethics, Animal Care)
416-979-5000 ext. 2963
To access the online ethics submission and review system, log into your my.ryerson account and go to the "Research" box.
Research Ethics Board
The Research Ethics Board (REB) approves, rejects, proposes modifications to, or terminates any proposed or ongoing research involving humans that is conducted by faculty, staff, or undergraduate students of the university so as to protect research subjects and ensure that research is conducted in an ethical manner. No research on humans shall be undertaken without the prior approval of the REB.
The REB shall:
- Interpret and apply the Tri-Council Policy Statement and relevant legislation.
- Establish guidelines and procedures consistent with the Tri-Council Policy Statement and relevant legislation.
- Facilitate research by consulting with and assisting researchers.
|Asher Alkoby, LL.B., LL.M., S.J.D.||Ted Rogers School of Business Management (Law & Business)
Ex-Officio Members (non-voting)
|Alexandra Fiocco||Arts (Psychology)|
|David Day||Arts (Psychology)|
|Chris Macdonald||Ted Rogers School of Management (Business Ethics)
|Michael Baumtrog||Ted Rogers School of Management (Business Management)|
|Daniele Bertolini||Ted Rogers School of Management (Law)|
|Aurelia DiSanto||Community Services (Early Childhood Studies)|
|Susan Preston||Community Services (Social Work)|
|Richard Meldrum||Community Services (Occupational Health & Safety)|
|Esther Ignani||Community Services (Disability Studies)|
|Restiani Andriati||Digital Media Projects|
|Jeff Yokota||Engineering and Architectural Science (Aerospace Engineering)|
|Karthi Umapathy||Engineering and Architectural Science (Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering)|
|Damien Lee||Arts (Sociology)/ Indigenous|
|Sean Bellaviti||Arts (Philosophy, Ethnomusicology)|
|Zahava Rosenberg-Yunger||Ted Rogers School of Management (Health Services Management)|
|Lorena Escandon||Communication & Design (Creative Industries)
||Communication & Design (Communication & Culture)
|Purnima George||Community Services (Social Work)|
|Sumit Bhatia||Cybersecurity / Staff|
|Costin Antonescu||Science (Chemistry & Biology)|
|Miranda Kirby||Science (Physics)
|Nagina Parmar||Science (Biomedical Science)
|Erin (Lindsay) Croal||Graduate Student (Nursing)|
|Jeanine Lane||Graduate Student (Psychology)|
|Bailee Malivoire||Graduate Student (Psychology)
||Undergraduate Student (Biomedical Science)|
|Aledia Hayes||Graduate Student (Philosophy)|
|Tim Mt. Pleasant||Undergraduate Student (Philosophy/Indigenous)|
|Bryanna Hines||Early Childhood Studies|
|Andrew Willis||Business Management|
Ad Hoc / Advisors
|Nancy Walton||Past Chair / Ethicist (Nursing / E-Learning Director)|
|Lynn Lavallée||Past Chair / Ethicist (Indigenous Resurgence)|
|Patrizia Albanese||Past Chair / Ethicist (Sociology, Arts)
Note: There is currently a vacancy in the Faculty/Expertise role within FCAD.