Research Ethics Board

Contact Us


Dr. Judy Haiven Orshy Torok
Chair Research Ethics Officer
Research Ethics Board Office of Research Ethics
Sobey Building 246 Atrium, Room 202
Phone: 902-491-8653 Consultation:
Email: /902-420-5728
  Continuing Review: /902-420-5728
Dr. Jason Ivanoff Julia Rodgers
Vice Chair Program Assistant
Research Ethics Board Office of Research Ethics
McNally South, Room 317 Atrium, Room 202
Phone: 902-420-5846 Phone: 902-420-5710
Email: Email:
Dr. Michele Byers  Nicole Carter
Member Member
Sociology & Criminology Reference and Research Librarian
Dr. Ashley Carver Dr. Scott Edgar
Member Member
Sociology & Criminology Philosophy
Brendan Grue Keif Godbout-Kinney
Member Member
Engineering Sociology & Criminology
Dr. Randy Hart
Dr. Jamie Livingston
Member Member
Sociology & Criminology  Sociology & Criminology 
Wendy MacGregor Dr. Audrey MacNevin
Member Member
Community Sociology & Criminology
Iva Pauker Dr. Veronica Stinson
Member Acting Chair
Community Psychology
Dr. Veronica Stinson Dr. Russell Westhaver
Acting Chair  Member 
Psychology  Sociology & Criminology 

Courier Address:    
Saint Mary's University
Office of Research Ethics                         
923 Robie Street, AT 202                          
Halifax, NS, B3H-3C3                                    

NSCAD Applicants:
You may send your application to either:        
1) Directly to the SMU Office of Research Ethics
2) NSCAD, Attn: Meireille Bourgeois
    Granville Campus, Duke Block
    Office of Academic Affairs and Research
    5163 Duke Street, D 301
    Halifax, NS B3J 3J6                                  
SMU Submission drop off locations (4 copies):

  1. Office of Research Ethics, Atrium Building, Room 202
  2. Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Office, Atrium Building, Room 210
  3. Psychology Department Office, McNally South, Room 323

Animal Care Committee (SMU ACC):

The SMU ACC ensures that no use of animals for display, teaching, research or testing is commenced without prior SMU ACC approval for a written animal use protocol and that all uses of animals for research or testing have been found through independent peer review to have have scientific merit and that all uses of animals for display or teaching have been found through independent peer review to have pedagogical merit.  In its work, the SMU ACC abides by the regulations and guidelines of the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC).

The following can be used as contact information for the SMU ACC:

Laura Yetman, Animal Care Coordinator
Saint Mary's University
Science Building, Rm. 407
923 Robie Street
Halifax, NS B3H 3C3
Phone: 902-420-5746

Dr. Colleen Barber, Chair of the Animal Care Committee
Saint Mary's University
Department of Biology
923 Robie Street
Halifax, NS B3H 3C3
Phone: 902-496-8126

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