Advisory Committees

Advisory Committees are comprised of knowledgeable, prominent and credible members of the community who provide the University with information, informed opinion, and advice in matters that promote safety in their specific field of expertise.

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Biosafety Committee

What is the Biosafety Committee?

Chemical Safety Committee

What is the Chemical Safety Committee?

Radiation Safety Committee

What is the Radiation Safety Committee?

Animal Care Committee

What is the Animal Care Committee?

Human Ethical Review Committee

What is the Human Ethical Review Committee?

Development Review Committee

What is the Development Review Committee?

Emergency Management Steering Committee

What is the Emergency Management Steering Committee?

Environmental Management Systems Advisory Committee

What is the Environmental Management Systems Advisory Committee?

Personal Information Governance Committee

What is the Personal Information Governance Committee?

Biosafety Committee

What is the Biosafety Committee?

The UBC Biosafety Committee serves as an expert committee that can provide the University with information, informed opinion, and advice in matters that promote biological safety for UBC faculty, staff, students, visitors and the community. The purpose of the Committee is to help people solve biosafety problems and to assist researchers with their work. It also reviews and approves research occurring under the UBC Human Pathogens and Toxins Act License.

Visit the Office of Research Services Biosafety Webpage for more information, biosafety policies, and biosafety committee approved procedures.

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Chemical Safety Committee

What is the Chemical Safety Committee?

The UBC Chemical Safety Committee includes faculty members and staff from a variety of departments at UBC selected because of their expertise or stake in chemical safety matters.

UBC’s policy #7, University Safety, articulates the University’s objective of providing a safe, healthy and secure environment for all members of faculty and staff, students and visitors, and to delineate responsibility for achieving it. The UBC Chemical Safety committee acts within this framework on behalf of the University in matters of acquisition, control, review and mediation arising from the use of hazardous chemicals at the University.

Members of the committee advise UBC management and the Chemical & Radiation Safety Officer on chemical safety matters in general, and the effectiveness of chemical safety programs within the University.

Contact RMS Research Safety Office.

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Radiation Safety Committee

What is the Radiation Safety Committee?

The UBC Advisory Committee on Radioisotopes and Radiation Hazards includes faculty members selected because of their expertise or stake in radiation safety matters.

UBC’s policy #11, Radiation Safety, authorizes this committee to act as the agent for the University in all matters of acquisition, control, review and mediation arising from the use or production of radioactive materials and ionizing radiation at the University.

Members of the committee advise UBC management and the RSO on radiation safety matters in general, and the effectiveness of radiation safety programs within the University.

Contact RMS Research Safety Office.
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Animal Care Committee

What is the Animal Care Committee?

The UBC Animal Care Committee (ACC) is mandated to safeguard the welfare of animals involved in research and teaching at UBC and at all affiliated locations. For more information please visit the Animal Care Committee website through the Office of Research Services.

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Human Ethical Review Committee

What is the Human Ethical Review Committee?

UBC’s program to protect human research participants seeks to ensure that UBC research is conducted in accordance with the highest ethical standards. For more information on both clinical and behavioral ethical reviews please visit the Human Ethical Review website through the Office of Research Ethics.

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Development Review Committee

What is the Development Review Committee?

See UBC Campus & Community Planning Committees.

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Emergency Management Steering Committee

What is the Emergency Management Steering Committee?

The Emergency Planning Steering Committee (EPSC), comprised of members from staff and faculty, actively provides guidance and advice to the Emergency Planning Office and undertakes activities to further the effectiveness of emergency management at UBC.

For more information contact, Bruce Anderson, Deputy Director, Emergency Operations Centre or 604-822-7596.

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Environmental Management Systems Advisory Committee

What is the Environmental Management Systems Advisory Committee?

The EMS is guided by the Environmental Management System Advisory Committee, which is comprised of the following individuals:

  • Associate VP Campus & Community Planning
  • Chief Risk Officer
  • Associate VP Administration & Finance (Okanagan)
  • Managing Director, Energy & Water Services
  • Managing Director, Building Operations
  • Managing Director, Infrastructure Development
  • Director, Campus Operation and RMS (Okanagan)
  • Director, Research Services
  • Managing Director, Student Housing & Hospitality Services
  • Director, Environmental Services

For more information or if you have any concerns, please contact Noga Levit, Director, Environmental Services at 604.822.9280.

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Personal Information Governance Committee

What is the Personal Information Governance Committee?

See UBC Information Technology Committee on Information Security Governance Committee.

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