Research Ethics Committee – External Member Call for Expressions of Interest

November, 21 2022

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, representatives of Northwest Territories Indigenous groups, 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 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 revisions reviews, delegated reviews and interim meetings throughout the year, as needed. Members are required to complete an online training tutorial (the TCPS2 Core tutorial) within three months of their appointment.

Previous experience as research participants, working on committees is desirable but not essential. Training will be provided.

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 January 31, 2023 to:

 Angela Storr

Executive Assistant to the Vice President, Research

Phone: 867-777-3298 *245