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Research Ethics

Research Ethics Board

What is the role of the Human Research Ethics Board at UFV?

The HREB is responsible for and has the authority to approve, reject, propose modifications to, or terminate all proposed or ongoing research involving humans within the institution’s jurisdiction based on the ethical considerations as set forth in the UFV's research ethics policy.

The Human Research Ethics Board (HREB) works to protect researchers and research participants. By providing guidance and feedback to researchers on their proposals and methodology, the HREB aims to ensure UFV research will meet the highest ethical standards. The HREB also serves the UFV research community as a consultative body by contributing to the education of research ethics. 

For information and details on the HREB's membership, terms and selection, download the HREB Terms of Reference. Also, available to view is the signed Memo of Understanding between UFV and Kwantlen Polytechnic University comitting to the highest ethical standards in reserach involving humans.

Who are the members of the UFV Research Ethics Board?

The Research Ethics Board committee is a delegation of the UFV President’s Office with representatives from UFV faculty, the community including legal and ethics experts. 

Members of the UFV Research Ethics Board

Chair: Dr. Gillian Hatfield, Kinesiology

Vice-Chair: Dr. Sheryl MacMath, Teacher Education

Faculty Representatives:

Dr. James Bedard (Past-Chair)

Dr. Zina Lee, Criminology

Dr. Michael Gaetz, Kinesiology

Dr. Carey DeMichelis, Psychology

Dr. Jon Thomas, School of Business

Dr. Opeyemi Adesina, School of Computing

Dr. Joanne Robertson, Teacher Education

Dr. Carl Nienhuis, School of Kinesiology (Ethics Expert)

Dr. Rita Dhungel, School of Social Work and Human Services

Dr. Satwinder Bains, School of Culture, Media, and Society

Community Members:

Christopher Godwin, Community member, Lawyer/Legal Representative

Dr. Amarjit Singh Bajwa, Community Member

Michelle Favero, Community Member


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