Call for KPU Research Ethics Board (REB) Community Member

Mon, Apr 29, 2013


For immediate release

April 30, 2013

Call for KPU Research Ethics Board (REB) Community Member

(Metro Vancouver, BC) - Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) Research Ethics Board (REB) reviews applications for research that involves human participants. Ethical standards, consistent with the federal Tri-council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans and KPU’s policy on ethics. The Board includes community members who have an interest in supporting ethical research.

Applications are invited for one Community Member to serve on KPU’s REB, beginning September 1, 2013, and continuing until August 31, 2015. Community Members represent an aspect of the community that we serve and, preferably, have experience as a research participant. Applications from Aboriginal persons are particularly encouraged. A critical mind and sufficient time to dedicate to the tasks (e.g., monthly meetings, ongoing email communications, review of applications) are important criteria. Community members receive an honorarium for their participation, a local travel allowance and access to funds for ethics-related educational purposes.

Further information on the Board can be found at Consistent with the national guidelines, Kwantlen Policy G.27 – Research Involving Human Participants outlines the responsibilities of the Board.

Interested applicants should submit a brief covering letter specifying how he/she meets the requirements outlined above and a resume. Applications should be submitted electronically to, to the attention of Leslee Birch, executive assistant, Office of Research and Scholarship by May 15, 2013. 

Thank you for considering this opportunity to provide service in support of ethical research practices at KPU.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region for 30 years, and has opened doors to success for more than 250,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs, including business, liberal arts, science, design, health, trades and technology, apprenticeships, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 18,000 students annually have a choice from over 200 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations.


For more information about KPU, contact:
Cara Johnson
Media Specialist
Tel: 604.598.6196