Join the Research Ethics Committee! Deadline Friday March 1, 2024

February, 12 2024

Research Ethics Committee – External Member

Call for Expressions of Interest, DEADLINE: FRIDAY MARCH 1, 2024

Aurora College is seeking individuals to serve as community members on its Research Ethics Committee (REC). The community members should be residents of the Northwest Territories and should not be currently enrolled students or employees of Aurora College. The successful candidate will be named to the committee for a three year term.

The Aurora College REC is established and empowered under the authority of Aurora College. The REC reviews research proposals from researchers conducting their research in the NWT to ensure that the research adheres to the highest ethical standard set out by the Tri-Council Policy Statement on Ethical Conduct of Research Involving Humans (TCPS).

The Research Ethics Committee meets monthly, for a two hour meeting via MS Teams or teleconference to review research applications and has one face-to-face meeting/training session annually. Committee members also participate in delegated reviews and interim meetings throughout the year, as needed.

Previous experience as research participants, or working on committees is desirable but not essential. Interested members will be provided with ethics educational opportunities. Participating community members will receive an honorarium with appropriate tax deduction according to GNWT policy. 

If you have any questions regarding role and responsibilities of the Research Ethics Committee members please contact:

Sunila R. Kalkar
Manager, Research Ethics & Regional Programs
Phone: 867-872-7084

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please submit your resume and a letter of interest to sit as a member of the Research Ethics Committee by Friday, March 1, 2024 to:

April Davies
Executive Assistant to the President
Office of the President, Aurora College
PO Box 1290
Fort Smith, NT        
X0E 0P0
Phone: 867-872-7009
Fax: 867-872-5143