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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. 

To learn more about the Principles of Animal Care and Use, click here

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

 

 Name

 Contact Information

 Role/Department

 Rod Jouppi

 Animal Care Facility, R-101

 rjouppi@laurentian.ca

 Phone: 705-675-1151, ext. 2438

 Director and Veterinarian 

 Animal Care Facility

 Chris Blomme

 Animal Care Facility, R-101

 cblomme@laurentian.ca

 Phone: 705-675-1151, ext. 2115

 Technologist

 Animal Care Facility

 Nicole Paquette

 Animal Care Facility, R-101

 Email: npaquette@laurentian.ca    

 Phone: 705-675-1151, ext. 1032

 

 Technologist

 Animal Care Facility

 Lise Carrière      

 Office of Research Services

 

 Email: lncarriere@laurentian.ca

 

 Ethics Officer

2020-2021 Meeting Dates

 

Date

Location

Time

August 19, 2020

Videoconference

1:30- 3:00 pm

September 16, 2020

Videoconference

1:30- 3:00 pm

October 14, 2020

Videoconference

1:30- 3:00 pm

November 11, 2020

Videoconference

1:30- 3:00 pm

December 9, 2020

Videoconference

1:30- 3:00 pm

January 13, 2021

Videoconference

1:30- 3:00 pm

February 10, 2021

Videoconference

1:30- 3:00 pm

March 10, 2021

Videoconference

1:30- 3:00 pm

April 14, 2021

Videoconference

1:30- 3:00 pm

May 12, 2021

Videoconference

1:30- 3:00 pm

June 9, 2021

Videoconference

1:30- 3:00 pm

July 14, 2021

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.
 

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