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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. 

For animal care questions, please contact Casey Sigurdson at extension 2436 or at csigurdson@laurentian.ca


Veterinarian | Rod Jouppi

Email: rjouppi@laurentian.ca

Ethics Officer | Lise Carrière

Email: lncarriere@laurentian.ca

Available in the ROMEO portal:

  • Animal Use Protocol Form
  • Wildlife Animal Use Protocol Form 
  • Application to Use Animals for Research: Management of Breeding Colony Form 

Other Animal Care forms, policies and standard operating procedures are available in Google Drive.​​​​​​

2021-2022 Meeting Dates

Date

Location

Time

August 11, 2021

Videoconference

1:30- 3:00 pm

September 8, 2021

Videoconference

1:30- 3:00 pm

October 13, 2021

Videoconference

1:30- 3:00 pm

November 10, 2021

Videoconference

1:30- 3:00 pm

December 8, 2021

Videoconference

1:30- 3:00 pm

January 12, 2022

Videoconference

1:30- 3:00 pm

February 9, 2022

Videoconference

1:30- 3:00 pm

March 9, 2022

Videoconference

1:30- 3:00 pm

April 13, 2022

Videoconference

1:30- 3:00 pm

May 11, 2022

Videoconference

1:30- 3:00 pm

June 8, 2022

Videoconference

1:30- 3:00 pm

July 13, 2022

Videoconference

1:30- 3:00 pm

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.


Available in the ROMEO portal:

  • Application to Use Radioactive Material 
  • Biosafety Risk Assessment Form 

Available in Google Drive*:

  • Policy on Bio-Safety
  • Lab Safety Policy 

*You must use your Laurentian University email to access the folder.