Chair, Research Ethics Board
Robert Cassidy
Office: 4B.3A-3
  Local: 1376
Administrative Coordinator
Daniel Tesolin
Office: 4B.1-12
  Local: 1416


The Research Ethics Board (REB), mandated by Dawson College Board of Governors, supports researchers in their mission to maintain the highest ethical conduct by ensuring that ethical guidelines derived from the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans and the Dawson College Policy on the Ethical Conduct of Research Involving Humans are respected.

Research ethics review is required for:

  1. Dawson researchers and researchers from other institutions who wish to conduct research or recruit human participants (students and/or staff) at Dawson College,
  2. Dawson researchers under the auspices of Dawson College, who wish to conduct research with human participants external to the College.

Submitting Applications

The REB accepts applications on an ongoing basis. The application deadlines correspond to Full Board meeting dates. All complete applications received by the application deadline will be reviewed at the corresponding meeting date.

For planning purposes, assume that an application will require a Full Board Review. Applications that do not require a Full Board Review will receive a Delegated Review by an ad hoc committee, outside the Full Board meeting schedule.

Please apply at least two months before you plan to start your research. For research commencing in August, apply no later than the posted May deadline.

Any questions regarding application submissions can be directed to the Coordinator. If your project requires special consideration, please contact the Coordinator.

Fall 2016 Important Dates

 Meeting Date  Submission Deadline
Wednesday, September 21 Monday, August 29 at 9:00 A.M.
Thursday, October 27 Monday, October 3 at 9:00 A.M.
Wednesday, November 23 Monday, October 31 at 9:00 A.M.
Wednesday, December 7 Monday, November 14 at 9:00 A.M.

Hours of Operation

The Coordinator is available by phone at 514-931-8731 x1416 and email to respond to any inquiries or concerns on:

Monday:            9:00 A.M – 5:00 P.M.

Tuesday:           9:00 A.M – 5:00 P.M.

Wednesday:      9:00 A.M – 12:30 P.M.

Last Modified: August 17, 2016