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 September 15, 2017

Name Title Department Faculty
Cameron, Robin Professor Biology Science
Carte, Carol* 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* Administrative Assistant    
Kaushic, Charu Associate Professor Pathology & Molecular Medicine Health Sciences
Ljubicic, Vladimir Assistant Professor Kinesiology Science
Miller, Matthew (Chair) Assistant Professor Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences** Health Sciences
Mueller, Kristen Research Assistant Pathology & Molecular Medicine Health Sciences
Princz, Marta Research Lab Technician Biointerfaces Institute Science
Robertson, Jennifer* Biosafety Manager / Assistant Professor Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences** Health Sciences
Singh, Karun Assistant Professor Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences** Health Sciences
Wilson, Joanna Professor Biology Science
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

Baker, Robert Vice President, Research
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 2017 meetings are cancelled. Please still submit biohazard approval forms.

 

DATE TIME LOCATION
Monday, September 25, 2017 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

MDCL – 2230

Monday, October 30, 2017 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

MDCL – 2230

Monday, November 27, 2017 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

MDCL – 2230

Monday, December 18, 2017 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

MDCL – 2230

Monday, January 29, 2018 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

MDCL – 2230

Monday, February 26, 2018 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

MDCL – 2230

Monday, March 26, 2018 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

MDCL – 2230

Monday, April 30, 2018 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

MDCL – 2230

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

 

Guidance for Members

Meeting Process

Reviewing the 31-day Amendment List

PHAC Admin Oversight and Dual Use Assessment Guidance

 

Updated 15-September-17

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