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Ethics - For Students

As a Student at RRU, if your research involves humans, then it will require an ethical review by the Royal Roads University Research Ethics Board (RRU REB).

The RRU Research Ethics Policy gives specific guidance on identifying research that requires ethical review. This policy applies to the conduct of research and scholarship by all faculty, staff, research associates, research assistants, visiting scholars, graduate and undergraduate students, regardless of the present source of their salary or stipend. Please also see Research Projects Using Royal Roads University.

You can dowload a Request for Ethical Review Form in Word format.

Please also review the Academic Integrity and Misconduct Policy for Students, and Academic Integrity and Misconduct Procedures for Students.

You can also consult the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans, on which RRU's Research Ethics Policy is based.

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Contact Us

The Office of Research Ethics can be reached at ethicalreview@royalroads.ca; 250-391-2600 ext. 4425.

The Office of Research Ethics:

  • supports the implementation of the RRU Research Ethics Policy with respect to research involving human participants;
  • guides faculty and learners with the preparation of their ethical review submissions;
  • provides education on research ethics standards for learners who are embarking on their research;
  • reviews all ethics applications that are sent to the REB;
  • represents the REB at RRU and externally on matters related to research ethics; and
  • remains current regarding developments at the Tri-Council level or elsewhere as to research ethics standards and procedures.

Research Ethics Board

  • Dr. Niels Agger-Gupta, School of Leadership Studies
  • Asmanahi Antoine, Indigenous Education and Student Services
  • Dr. Kathy Bishop, School of Leadership Studies
  • Dr. Catherine Etmanski, School of Leadership Studies
  • Dr. Doug Hamilton, School of Education and Technology
  • Dr. Brigitte Harris, School of Leadership Studies
  • Dr. Elizabeth Hartney, School of Leadership Studies
  • Dr. matthew heinz, College of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Dr. Cheryl Heykoop, School of Leadership Studies
  • Dr. William Holmes, Faculty of Management
  • Dr. Myer Horowitz OC, External Member
  • Dr. Marnie Jull, School of Humanitarian Studies
  • Dr. Leslie King, School of Environment and Sustainability
  • Dr. Rick Kool, School of Environment and Sustainability
  • Dr. Ryan Lee, Faculty of Management
  • Dr. Hilary Leighton, School of Environment and Sustainability
  • Dr. Deb Linehan, External Member
  • Dr. Wanda Krause, School of Leadership Studies
  • Dr. Mark Lokanan, Faculty of Management
  • Dr. Kathleen Manion, School of Humanitarian Studies
  • Dr. Pedro Márquez, Global Advancement, Marketing and Business Development
  • Dr. Wendy Rowe, School of Leadership Studies
  • Dr. Bernard Schissel, College of Interdisciplinary Studies, REB Chair
  • Dr. Phillip Vannini, School of Communication and Culture
  • Dr. George Velestianos, School of Education and Technology
  • Dr. Dennis Wong, Asia Academic Director, International Programs

Dr. Phillip Vannini, School of Communication and Culture