BUREC Members

Name Position
Rotating Chair Chair – appointed by and from members of BUREC
for a one-year renewable term
Dr. Breanna Lawrence
Term End Date:  June 2023
One assistant professor, associate professor, full professor, or P.A. (II, III, or IV) representative from the Faculty of Education
Dr. Jane Karpa
Term End Date: October 2022
One assistant professor, associate professor, full professor, or PA (II, III, or IV) representative from the Faculty of Health Studies
Dr. Phillip Goernert
Term End Date: February 2021
One assistant professor, associate professor, full professor, or PA (II, III, or IV) representative from the Faculty of Science
Dr. Rhonda Hinther
Term End Date: October 2023
One assistant professor, associate professor, full professor, or PA (II, III, or IV) representative from the Faculty of Arts
Mr. Chris Hurst
Term End Date: October 2020
One representative from the Library and may also include one representative from Student Services PA (II, III, or IV)
Dr. Lorraine Mayer
Term End Date: February 2022
One Brandon University representative, normally a faculty member, experienced in Aboriginal and/or indigenous research
VACANT One community representative who has no affiliation with Brandon University
Mr. Joshua Dyck
Term End Date:  December 2023
One member is knowledgeable in the relevant law, who is not the institution’s legal counsel or risk manager
Dr. Nicholas Watier
Term End Date: April 2022
Additional appointments of those experienced in human participatory research (appointed to BUREC by the Senate Research Committee)
Dr. Scott Forbes
Term End Date:  December 2023
Additional appointments of those experienced in human participatory research (appointed to BUREC by the Senate Research Committee)
Dr. Cathryn Smith
Term End Date:  December 2023
Additional appointments of those experienced in human participatory research (appointed to BUREC by the Senate Research Committee)
Ms. Candice Waddell
Term End Date:  December 2023
Additional appointments of those experienced in human participatory research (appointed to BUREC by the Senate Research Committee)
Ms. Andrea Thomson
Term End Date:  December 2023
Additional appointments of those experienced in human participatory research (appointed to BUREC by the Senate Research Committee)
Dr. Patricia Harms
Term End Date:  December 2024
Additional appointments of those experienced in human participatory research (appointed to BUREC by the Senate Research Committee)
Mrs. Shannon Downey
Term End Date: Continuing appointment
Research Ethics Officer – Administrative Support

The following requirements shall be satisfied among the above named members, who represent gender diversity:

  • two (2) members have expertise in relevant research disciplines, fields and methodologies covered by BUREC;
  • one member is knowledgeable in ethics;
  • one member is knowledgeable in relevant law, who is not the institution’s legal counsel or risk manager and;
  • one community representative who has no affiliation with the institution.

Term:

Members of BUREC shall serve three-year terms.

Responsibilities:

  • recommend and periodically review ethical guidelines for Brandon University research proposals involving human subjects;
  • review and verify that Brandon University research proposals involving human subjects meet the guidelines set out in the current Tri-Council Policy Statement on Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans; and
  • ensure that its procedures are in accordance with the aforementioned Tri-Council Policy;