Affiliated Ethics Boards



BC Cancer Research Ethics oversees ethical conduct and decision making in clinical and behavioural adult oncology research projects at BC Cancer that use human materials and information. Visit the Board webpage for details on meeting dates and submission deadlines.

Jessica Gagliardi, Director, BC Cancer Research Ethics
Queries relating to compliance with local, national, and international policies and legislation; activities, procedures and direction of Research Ethics administration; ethics or integrity queries or concerns; and training. 
604-877-6284 |

The BCC REB Officers respond to queries relating to pre-review of all full board and delegated/minimal risk; and, post-review documentation of all full board REB decisions (e.g., deferrals, provisos, amendments, and renewals). Contact them at



The UBC Children’s and Women’s REB reviews both clinical and behavioural research taking place at BC Children’s Hospital, BC Women’s Hospital, BC Mental Health and Addiction Services and their affiliated research institutes.  The REB also reviews research taking place under the auspices of PHSA not covered by any of the other UBC REBs.  Visit the Board webpage for details on meeting dates and submission deadlines.

Jennie Prasad, C&W REB Manager
604-875-2441 |
Jennie oversees the functioning of the REB staff and Board, monitors ethical review process standards and advises on compliance with ethics policies.

Farin Meralli, Research Ethics & Regulatory Specialist
Farin is responsible for the review of new full-board and minimal risk applications and associated deferral/proviso responses and general inquiries.
604-875-2000 ext. 5396 |

Talysa Dhahan, C&W REB Administrative Coordinator 
Talysa is responsible for handling incoming general inquiries, post-approval activities, institutional approvals, and fee payment..
604-875-3103 |



The Providence Health Care REB reviews research being conducted at Providence Health Care sites, including St Paul’s Hospital, Mount Saint Joseph Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospitals, Holy Family Hospital, Youville Residence and Marion Hospice. Visit the Board webpage for details on meeting dates and submission deadlines.

Julie Hadden, PHC REB Manager, Ethical Reviews
Contact Julie for queries relating to policies, standards, REB administration inquiries.
604-682-2344 ext. 63496 |

Alex Trethewey, PHC REB Manager, Pre and Post Review
Contact Alex for queries relating to pre-review of applications, post-review documentation of REB decisions, post-approval activities and general inquiries. 
604-806-8567 |

Paula Piper, Research Ethics Coordinator


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