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New Members Appointed to the Panel on Research Ethics

For immediate release –

Ottawa, ON (January 20, 2016)

The Presidents of the three federal research agencies (CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC) are pleased to welcome three new members to the Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics:

Dr. Pierre Boulos currently serves as the University of Windsor’s Special Advisor, Research Ethics Education and Internationalization. He also served as Chair of UWindsor’s Research Ethics Board for many years. He is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Research on Reasoning, Argumentation and Rhetoric at the University of Windsor as well as the President-Elect of the International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching group. Dr. Boulos teaches graduate courses in the University Teaching Certificate program in the Centre for Teaching and Learning. His book on research ethics and the scholarship of teaching and learning will be published in 2017.

Dr. Peter Chow-White is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University where he is Director of the Genomics and Networks Analysis Lab and Associate Director of the Centre for Policy Research on Science and Technology. He is also an Associate Professor in the School of Computing Science at SFU, an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia, and a member of the Centre for Clinical Diagnostic Genomics at the Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre in Vancouver.

Dr. Joyce Helmer (Anishinaabe) is an Associate Professor in the Division of Clinical Sciences at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM). She is also the Curriculum Specialist and lead for the First Nations Technical Institute in the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. She is Chair of the Indigenous Admissions committee and a member of the NOSM Indigenous Reference Group. Dr. Helmer has been a member of the Manitoulin Anishinabek Research Review Committee, which is the ethics review board for the seven First Nations of Manitoulin Island in Ontario, for over ten years. She has also been the elected Indigenous representative on the Academic Council for over seven years.

The appointment of these new Panel members was effective December 15, 2015. Panel members advise the Presidents of the Agencies on the ethics of research involving humans. They also provide recommendations regarding the evolution, education and interpretation of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2).

Please visit the Panel website for additional information on TCPS 2 and the Panel on Research Ethics.

Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research
350 Albert Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 1H5 Canada

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