Emily Carr University Research Ethics Board

Special Notice: Changes to research and research ethics reviews related to COVID-19 

Research activities with participants need to comply with COVID-19 mitigation measures from government, Emily Carr University and other locations for research.

Resources for on-line research involving participants are available here.


Emily Carr University promotes a high standard of ethics and integrity in research and scholarship. All university-affiliated research and scholarship involving human participants requires review and approval of the university’s research ethics board.

Important resources from the ECU-REB are found here:

The ECU-REB acts in compliance with the Second Edition of the Tri-Council Policy Statement on Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans, updated in 2018 (TCPS 2) and the Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research (The Framework).

To comply with these standards, all Emily Carr University Researchers who embark on human participant research will complete the CORE (Course on Research Ethics) as part of the ECU-REB approval process.

2019-20 Members of the ECU-REB

The ECU-REB is an independent committee that is charged by the President with the responsibility of ensuring the University’s research adheres to the highest standard of conduct in research involving human participation.

  • Chair - Keith Doyle, Assistant Professor, Emily Carr University
  • Haig Armen, Associate Professor, Emily Carr University
  • Christian Blyt, Associate Professor, Emily Carr University
  • Vice-Chair - Nick Conbere, Associate Professor, Emily Carr University
  • Alla Gadassik, Assistant Professor, Emily Carr University
  • Mimi Gellman, Associate Professor, Emily Carr University
  • Richard Hill, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Studies, Emily Carr University
  • Martin Rose, Associate Professor, Ian Gillespie Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media
  • Rob Stone, Professor, Emily Carr University
  • Community Member - Otto Kamensek, Artist; Arthritis Research Advocate
  • Community Member - Cecily Nicholson, Poet; Surrey Art Gallery Programmer
  • External Member - Dr. Dónal O'Donoghue, Professor, Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, UBC

Coordinator - Lois Klassen

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