Indigenous Research and Ethics Review

Musqueam Post on UBC campus
The Musqueam post installed at UBC's Vancouver campus, which is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. Carved by talented Musqueam artist, Brent Sparrow Jr., the post tells an origin story of the Musqueam involving a two-headed serpent.

The UBC Vancouver BREB is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people. The UBC Okanagan BREB is located on the unceded territory of the Syilx People.

As the Behavioural Research Ethics Boards (BREBs) work through the UBC Indigenous Strategic Plan and the BC Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act, we have realized that our website does not provide clarity about how the Behavioural Research Ethics Boards review Indigenous research. This webpage aims to make our current ethics review practices more transparent for UBC researchers and for graduate students submitting to UBC BREBs. We plan on also providing content that will be useful to Indigenous researchers and to research participants or organizations that are involved in research with UBC. We are also in the process of making changes to our review practices, and welcome your input. To be informed when content is added to this page or to provide your suggestions, please consider taking this short feedback survey. Your identifying details will not be visible to us unless you request follow up. 

We welcome your feedback on this page and on the BREB's approach to reviewing Indigenous research. Please complete the survey and provide your contact details if you would like us to get in touch.

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