The Langara Research Ethics Board (LREB) holds scheduled meetings on the last Friday of every other month.  

The meeting dates for 2021 are:

  • January 29
  • March 26
  • May 28
  • July 30
  • September 24
  • November 26

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Applications for ethics review should be emailed to the LREB Chair, Rana Ahmad, at least two weeks before a meeting date. Exceptions to this are ethics applications for course-based research for which the deadlines are August 15th (for the Fall Term) and November 15th (for the Spring Term).  



Recording of Minutes:

The LREB Administrator or designate will take minutes of each meeting.  Minutes will be written in sufficient detail to show the following:

  • Record of attendance of LREB members, ad hoc reviewers, guests or observers;
  • Declarations of conflicts of interest and recusals, if any;
  • Actions taken by the LREB on each agenda item requiring full LREB action, including, the basis for requiring changes in or for disapproving the research;
  • Summary of the discussion of issues and resolution;
  • Results of votes including the names of those members of the LREB voting for, against and abstaining.
    • Minutes will not include reviewer comments provided electronically that were not discussed at the meeting. The complete set of comments/issues for all studies are produced in a separate document. 


Minutes will be distributed electronically prior to the next LREB meeting for review and approval.

Corrections requested by the LREB will be noted in the minutes of the next meeting and the minutes with corrections (if any) will be approved. The LREB administrator will amend the prior meeting minutes in accordance with the approval.

The approved minutes and the meeting agenda are retained on file in the Office of the President.