Animal Care and Lab-Bio Safety

Animal Care

Laurentian University maintains and supports a policy for the responsible care and use of animals in research. Animal related research allows us to gain knowledge essential to preventing and curing human and animal disease, eliminating pain and suffering, and in teaching for the purpose of scientific and technical education. Laurentian University co-operates and complies with all agencies in Canada regulating the use of laboratory animals. 

To learn more about the principles of animal care and use, click here

For animal care questions, please contact Pauline Zanetti at extension 2436 or at pzanetti@laurentian.ca

 

Name

Contact Information

Role/Department

Rod Jouppi

Animal Care Facility, R-101

rjouppi@laurentian. ca

Phone: 705-675-1151 (2438 )

Director and Veterinarian

Animal Care Facility

Chris Blomme

Animal Care Facility, R-101

cblomme@laurentian.ca

Phone: 705-675-1151 (2115)

Technologist

Animal Care Facility

Nicole Paquette

Animal Care Facility R-101

Email: npaquette@laurentian.ca    

Phone: 705-675-1151 (1032)

 

Technician

Animal Care Facility

Stephanie Harris      

Office of Research Services

L-619

Email: sharris2@laurentian.ca

Phone: 705-675-1151 (3681)

 Ethics Officer

Next Meetings of the Animal Care Committee

September 12, 2018

October 10, 2018

November 14, 2018

December 12, 2018

January 9, 2019

February 13, 2019

March 13, 2019

April 10, 2019

May 8, 2019

June 12, 2019

July 10, 2019

August 14, 2019

Lab-Bio Safety

Safety standards are designed to reduce the inherent risks in the handling of dangerous materials and potentially dangerous procedures or practices. All laboratories can be inherently dangerous places and the attitudes and actions of those who work in the laboratory determine their own safety and that of their colleagues and, ultimately, that of the community. Different standards are set for different levels of risk.  High levels of risk require more stringent standards than lower levels of risks. Laboratory equipment and design have become more sophisticated and safer, but safe operation still depends on properly trained and genuinely concerned personnel, who are safety conscious at all times.

For certification for projects using bio-hazards or radiation, please contact Gail Cowper-Benoit at ext. 3061 or by email at gbenoit@laurentian.ca.
 

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