Brock's Aboriginal Research Advisory Circle seeks Aboriginal student members

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Brock's Aboriginal Research Advisory Circle seeks Aboriginal student members

Published on September 29 2010

The Brock Research Ethics Board (REB) is committed to ensuring respect for Aboriginal individuals, communities, and groups through our ethics review processes and ethics education.

The Aboriginal Research Advisory Circle (ARAC) at Brock is a dynamic volunteer advisory circle that provides an opportunity to contribute to and gain insight about human research ethics involving Aboriginal peoples.

ARAC supports the REB and Brock researchers by conducting a culturally informed review of applications for research involving Aboriginal peoples. ARAC considers Aboriginal cultural protocols, histories, and traditions; the Tri-Council Policy Statement (TCPS) and other emerging policies and practices for research involving Aboriginal peoples; and existing review processes within Aboriginal communities. All members of ARAC self-identify as Aboriginal.

We are currently seeking Aboriginal graduate students or senior undergraduate students to serve on ARAC. Applications should include:

· a cover letter describing your background and future goals relevant to research and the mandate of ARAC;

· a current resume or CV; and

· a letter of reference from your faculty supervisor or other professor.

Applications should be sent to: or the Research Ethics Office, Office of Research Services, Mackenzie Chown, D Block.

The deadline for applications is Friday, Oct. 29, 2010.

For more information please contact Lori Walker, Research Ethics Manager, at (905) 688-5550, x4876 or email