Committee Membership

Animal Care Committee (ACC) members

  • Shona Whyte (Chair)
  • Paul Bernard (Biomedical Sciences Rep)
  • Shivani Ojha (Pathology and Microbiology Rep)
  • Tracy Doucette (Psychology Rep)
  • Adam Ogilvie (Companion Animals Rep)
  • Katie Hoddinott (Companion Animals Alternate Rep)
  • Stevan Springer (Biology Rep)
  • Sami Khedhiri (Non-Animal User Rep)
  • Bronwyn Crane (Health Management Rep)
  • J. McClure (Health Management Alternate Rep)
  • Zoe Grutzner (Technician Rep)
  • Jessica Rock (Grad Student Rep)
  • Glenn Campbell (Community Rep)
  • Alex Dixon (Community Alternate Rep)
  • Jonathan Spears (University Veterinarian; ex officio)
  • Dan Paynter (AVC Manager of Animal Resources Rep, designate for Dan Hurnik, AVC Director of Animal Resources; ex officio)
  • Rhoda Speare (Biosafety Officer; ex officio)
  • Rebecca Mok (Office of Commercialization, Industry, and Innovation (OCII) Business Development Officer; ex officio)
  • Melissa Perry (ACC Coordinator; ex officio)
  • Laura Groves (Veterinary Student Rep - October to April)

ACC protocol submissions (new, renewal, or amendment) are due the first Friday of the month.

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) members

  • Chelsea Martin (Chair)
  • Lisanework Ayalew
  • Adriana Catalli
  • Brad Haltli
  • Yulin Hu
  • Angela Riveroll
  • Joel Ross
  • Travis Saunders
  • Shona Whyte
  • Eyesun Fajei (Graduate Student representative)
  • Beatrice Despres (Senior Technologist, Central Services Laboratory; ex officio)
  • Jonathan Spears (University Veterinarian; ex officio)
  • Liz Rostant (Health, Safety, and Environment Manager; ex officio)
  • Rhoda Speare (Biosafety Officer; ex officio)

IBC protocol submissions (new, renewal or amendment) are due the last Friday of the month.

Research Ethics Board (REB) members

  • Jessica Strong (Chair; Psychology/Arts)
  • Suzanne Rath (Vice Chair; Business)
  • Margaret Augustine (Indigenous Knowledge, Education, Research, and Applied Studies)
  • Laurie Brinklow (Island Studies/Arts)
  • Margie Burns (Nursing)
  • Etienne Cote (Atlantic Veterinary College)
  • Sarah Hewko (Applied Human Sciences/Science)
  • Martha Giraldo O’Meara (Psychology/Arts)
  • Gabriela Arias de Sanchez (Education)
  • Sundeep Singh (Sustainable Design Engineering)
  • Ian Carter (Community representative)
  • Emily MacQuarrie (Graduate Student representative)
  • Sasha Nandlal (Graduate Student representative)
  • Megan Downe (Undergraduate Student representative)

REB protocol submissions that do not involve ‘more than minimal risk’ may be submitted at any time. REB protocol submissions that involve ‘more than minimal risk’ are due the last Friday of the month. Please see REB Application Guidance for more information.