McMaster University

McMaster University

Presidential Biosaety Advisory Committee

Terms of Reference

The terms of reference defines the following:

  • the purpose of the committee
  • the governing legislations and policies
  • the scope of the committee
  • the organization of the committee
  • the responsiblities of the committee and those who have interest in the committee
  • the types of decisions made by the committee
  • the appeals process for those decisions

 

The terms of reference (RMM106) can be found in the Risk Management Manual found here.

Biosafety Program

The Biosafety Program defines the following:

  • the purpose of the program
  • the governing legislations and policies
  • the scope of the program (to whom the program applies)
  • the responsibilities of all those who have interest in, or of whom is accountable, under the program

 

The Biosafety Program (RMM600) can be found in the Risk Management Manual found here.

Current Membership List

As of May 3, 2018

Name Title Department Faculty
Bombardier, Eric* Research Compliance Auditor    
Carte, Carol* (on-leave) Research Compliance Auditor    
Didar, Tohid Assistant Professor Mechanical Engineering Engineering
Gourlay, Karen Assistant Director Central Animal Facility Health Sciences
Gremmen, Paula Undergraduate Laboratory Technician School of Biotechnology Engineering
Haines, Karen* Research Program Administrator    
Ljubicic, Vladimir (Chair) Assistant Professor Kinesiology Science
Mueller, Kristen Research Assistant Pathology and Molecular Medicine Health Science
Mullarkey, Caitlin Assistant Professor Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences** Health Sciences
Princz, Marta Research Lab Technician Biointerfaces Institute Science
Robertson, Jennifer* Biosafety Manager   Health Sciences
Singh, Karun (Associate Chair) Assistant Professor Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences** Health Sciences
Whitney, John Assistant Professor Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences** Health Sciences
Xu, Jianping Professor Biology Science
Zganiacz, Anna Clinical Research Nurse Pathology & Molecular Medicine Health Sciences
Zhu, Xu-Dong Associate Professor Biology Science

*non-voting

**undergraduate faculty in Faculty of Science

 

Senior Management

Mossman, Karen Associate Vice President, Research
Parise, Gianni Associate Dean, Research and External Affairs, Faculty of Science
Preston, John Associate Dean, Research and External Affairs, Faculty of Engineering
Bramson, Jonathan Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Health Sciences

 

Monthly Meetings

Meetings are held on the last Monday of each month. All documentation is sent out for review on the second-to-last Monday of each month, therefore all paperwork should be submitted to the Biosafety Office prior to that day. Meetings are held as closed sessions in order to protect confidentiality and intellectual property associated with research proposals.

July and August 2018 meetings are cancelled. Please still submit biohazard approval forms.

 

DATE TIME LOCATION
Monday, May 28, 2018 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

MDCL – 2230

Monday, June 25, 2018 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

MDCL – 2230

Monday, September 24, 2018 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

MDCL – 2230

Monday, October 29, 2018 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

MDCL – 2230

Monday, November 26, 2018 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

MDCL – 2230

Monday, December 17, 2018 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

MDCL – 2233

Monday, January 28, 2019 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

MDCL – 2233

Monday, February 25, 2019 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

MDCL – 2233

Monday, March 25, 2019 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

MDCL – 2233

Monday, April 29, 2019 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

MDCL – 2233

 

Guidance for Members

Meeting Process

Reviewing the 31-day Amendment List

PHAC Admin Oversight and Dual Use Assessment Guidance

 

Updated 3-May-18

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