Research Ethics Board

Contact Us


Dr. Jason Ivanoff Dr. Veronica Stinson
Co-Chair  Co-Chair 
Research Ethics Board  Research Ethics Board 
McNally South, 327  McNally South, 327 
Phone: (902) 491-6345  Phone: (902) 420-5861


Dr. Scott Edgar Orshy Torok 
Vice Chair Research Ethics Officer 
Research Ethics Board Office of Research Ethics 
McNally North 523 Atrium, 202 
Phone: (902) 420-5820 Phone: (902) 420-5728



Continuing Review:


2017-2018 REB Committee Membership:

Dr. Michele Byers    Women and Gender Studies
Ms. Nicole Carter    Patrick Power Library 
Dr. Ashley Carver    Criminology 
Dr. Leanna Closson    Psychology 
Dr. Nicole Conrad    Psychology 
Dr. Scott Edgar    Philosophy 
Mr. Matthew Elliott   Community
Prof. Chantelle Falconer    Sociology 
Mr. Keif Godbout-Kinney   Women and Gender Studies
Mr. Brendan Grue   Engineering
Dr. Randy Hart    Sociology 
Dr. Eric Henry   Anthropology
Dr. Jamie Livingston   Criminology
Ms. Lindsay Logie   Community
Dr. Iva Pauker   Community
Dr. Nicolas Roulin   Psychology
Ms. Orshy Torok   Office of Research Ethics
Dr. Jayne Wark   Art History

Courier Address:    
Saint Mary's University
Office of Research Ethics                         
923 Robie Street, AT 202                          
Halifax, NS, B3H-3C3                                    

NSCAD Applicants:
You may send your application to either:        
1) Directly to the SMU Office of Research Ethics
2) NSCAD, Attn: Meireille Bourgeois
    Granville Campus, Duke Block
    Office of Academic Affairs and Research
    5163 Duke Street, D 301
    Halifax, NS B3J 3J6                                  
SMU Submission drop off location options (4 copies for Student/Faculty Form 1 applications, 1 copy for Course/1C applications):


  1. Office of Research Ethics, Atrium Building, Room 202
  2. Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Office, Atrium Building, Room 210
  3. Psychology Department Office, McNally South, Room 323

During the period of July 31-August 2, 2018 submissions to the REB may take longer to process than normal due to vacation schedules. Please contact the Chair of the Resesearch Ethics Board, Dr. Jason Ivanoff at or (902) 491-6345 during this time for all matters.

Animal Care Committee (SMU ACC):

The SMU ACC ensures that no use of animals for display, teaching, research or testing is commenced without prior SMU ACC approval for a written animal use protocol and that all uses of animals for research or testing have been found through independent peer review to have have scientific merit and that all uses of animals for display or teaching have been found through independent peer review to have pedagogical merit.  In its work, the SMU ACC abides by the regulations and guidelines of the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC).

The following can be used as contact information for the SMU ACC:

Connie Clarke, Animal Care Coordinator
Science Safety Officer
Science Building, Rm. 225
Phone: 902-491-6446

Dr. Kathy Singfield, Chair of the Animal Care Committee
Associate Dean of Science – Curriculum
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry
Science Building, Rm. 216
Phone: 902-420-5663 

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