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Dr. Leanna Closson
Dr. Kevin Kelloway
Co-Chair  Co-Chair 
Research Ethics Board  Research Ethics Board 
McNally South, 313 McNally South, 330



Dr. James Cameron
Orshy Torok 
Vice Chair Research Ethics Officer 
Research Ethics Board Office of Research Ethics 
McNally South, 328 Atrium, 202 



Consultation/Initial Review:
Continuing Review:

Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 1-3 pm


2021-2022 REB Committee Membership:

John Boddie Community
Dr. Michele Byers Women and Gender Studies
Dr. Jim Cameron Psychology
Dr. Ashley Carver  Criminology 
Dr. Leanna Closson  Psychology 
Dr. Rachael Collins Criminology
Dr. Diane Crocker Criminology
Myles Davidson Psychology
Dr. Maryam Dilmaghani Economics
Dr. John Fiset Management
Dr. Maryanne Fisher Psychology
Dr. Mark Fleming Psychology
Dr. Kevin Kelloway Psychology
Dr. Min-Jung Kwak Geography and Environmental Studies
Dr. Jamie Livingston Criminology
Theodore Lownie Applied Science
Dr. Hao Lu Management
Prof. Luke MacDonald Engineering
Dr. April Mandrona Art History and Contemporary Culture, NSCAD
Dr. Nicolas Roulin Psychology
Dr. Ron Russell Biology
Dr. Tatjana Takseva English
Orshy Torok Research Ethics
Samantha Williams Psychology

Proposals for research ethics review are directly sent to

The REB accepts requests at any time during regular university business hours. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Research Ethics for guidance at


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 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:

Dr. Kevin Vessey, Acting Chair of the Animal Care Committee
Professor, Department of Biology
Atrium Building 309
Phone: 902-491-6608

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Office of Research Ethics
Mailing address:
Office of Research Ethics 923 Robie Street, Atrium 202 Halifax, NS, B3H-3C3