Animal Care Committee

The CBU Animal Care Committee (ACC) is responsible for:

  • Ensuring that animal care and use procedures at CBU comply with CCAC guidelines
  • Evaluating animal use protocols to determine their ethical acceptability
  • Ensuring that due consideration is given to the ethics of animal experimentation by all those involved

and has the authority to:

  • Stop any objectionable procedure if it considers that unnecessary distress or pain is being experienced by an animal
  • Stop immediately any use of animals which deviates from the approved use, any no-approved procedure, or any procedure causing unforeseen pain or distress to animals.
  • Have an animal killed humanely if pain or distress to the animal cannot be alleviated.

The ACC reports to the Vice-President, Academic through the Office of Research & Graduate Studies.

Terms of Reference in (PDF).