BUREC Members

 

Position Name Term End Date
Chair – appointed by and from members of BUREC
for a one-year renewable term
Mr. Christopher Hurst, Chair July 31, 2019
one assistant professor, associate professor, full professor,
or P.A. (II, III, or IV) representative from the
Faculty of Education
Dr. Michael Nantais June 30, 2020
one assistant professor, associate professor, full professor,
or PA (II, III, or IV) representative from the
Faculty of Health Studies
Vacant
one assistant professor, associate professor, full professor,
or PA (II, III, or IV) representative from the Faculty of Science
Dr. Phillip Goernert February 12, 2021
one assistant professor, associate professor, full professor,
or PA (II, III, or IV) representative from the Faculty of Arts
Dr. Jonathan Allan October 9, 2021
one representative from the Library and may also include
one representative from Student Services PA (II, III, or IV)
Mr. Chris Hurst October 21, 2020
one Brandon University representative, normally a faculty member,
experienced in Aboriginal and/or indigenous research
Dr. Lorraine Mayer February 25, 2022
one community representative who has no
affiliation with Brandon University
Vacant
additional appointments of those experienced in human participatory
research (appointed to BUREC by the Senate Research Committee)
Dr. Nicholas Watier April 30, 2022
additional appointments of those experienced in human participatory
research (appointed to BUREC by the Senate Research Committee)
Mrs. Pamela Burns April 30, 2021
additional appointments of those experienced in human participatory
research (appointed to BUREC by the Senate Research Committee)
Dr. Breanna Lawrence August 31, 2021
Research Ethics Officer – Administrative Support Mrs. Shannon Downey continuing appointment

Composition (all members to be appointed by the Senate Research Committee):

  • the Chair to be appointed by and from members of BUREC for a one-year renewable term;
  • one assistant professor, associate professor, full professor or P.A. (II, III or IV) representative from the Faculty of Education;
  • one assistant professor, associate professor, full professor or P.A. (II, III, or IV) representative from the School of Health Studies;
  • one assistant professor, associate professor, full professor or P.A. (II, III, or IV) representative from the Faculty of Science;
  • one assistant professor, associate professor, full professor or P.A. (II, III, or IV) representative from the Faculty of Arts
  • one representative from the Library and may also include one representative from Student Services P.A. (II, III, or IV)
  • one Brandon University representative, normally a faculty member, experienced in Aboriginal and/or indigenous research;
  • one community representative who has no affiliation with Brandon University.

Additionally the following requirements shall be satisfied among the above named members; at least one member is knowledgeable in ethics; at least two members having broad expertise in research methods; at least one member knowledgeable in legal principles, but who shall not be the university’s legal counsel; the committee shall include both men and women.

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;