We support community-based research projects

St. Lawrence College supports community-based research activities through the operation of a Research Ethics Board and Industry Innovation projects. If you are a researcher/innovator or you are interested in conducting research/industry innovation and wish to collaborate with the College, we want to hear from you. Please contact our Research Ethics Officer or our Industry Liaison.

Recent Projects

Industry Innovation and Research

Our Research Office helps solve business problems. We help you get from Research and Development to production faster and connect our resources with industry and community organizations to produce results that drive success. We support local businesses to take a product or service to a next level, create a competitive advantage and source funding opportunities for innovation, research, and development. If you are a private or public service agency, email our industry liaison, Ian Dick if you: have an idea for a product or process development; have a problem with a current business process; want to identify and capitalize on cost-saving opportunities, or want to test product design or evaluate process implementation.


SLC Rapid Research Engineering - The Rapid Research Engineering Team is a dynamic and highly motivated group of individuals united by their shared passion for pushing the boundaries of engineering knowledge. Comprised of experts from diverse disciplines such as mechanical, electrical, computer, and materials engineering, this collaborative team brings together expertise and creativity. Their primary goal is to assist the industry in solving real-world problems and conducting groundbreaking research with a sense of urgency.

SEARC is home to a group of dedicated engineers, technicians and technical specialists who help Canadian companies develop and improve their products, services and manufacturing practices in sustainable energy.

The Centre for Behavioural Studies aspires to lead in the field of applied behaviour analysis. The Centre is a place where students, faculty, researchers, behaviour analysts and community service providers advance the science of behaviour analysis through education, practical application and collaborative research work.


The Canadian Tri-Agencies (NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR) formalized and released the Tri-Agency Research Data Management (RDM) Policy. The objective of this policy is to support Canadian research excellence by promoting sound data management and data stewardship practices. It applies to grant recipients and to institutions administering Tri-Agency funds. To meet the requirements of the Tri-Agency Research Data Management (RDM) Policy the College has developed a Research Data Management Strategy.

Research Ethics Board

To support the responsible conduct of research involving human participants at St. Lawrence College, the College established the St. Lawrence College Research Ethics Board (SLC-REB). The SLC-REB’s mandate is to review the ethical acceptability of all research proposals involving human participants conducted within St. Lawrence College’s jurisdiction and under its auspices in accordance with St. Lawrence College policies and the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans.

Research Involving Human Participants

All research involving human participants conducted within the jurisdiction or under the auspices of St. Lawrence College must comply with St. Lawrence College policies (including the Ethical Research Involving Humans and Research Integrity) and the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct of Research Involving Humans. Researchers conducting research projects involving human participants are required to submit a completed SLC-REB Application Form (Researchers) and supporting documents to the Research Ethics Board. If you are in doubt as to whether your proposed research project requires SLC-REB approval to proceed, please contact the Research Ethics Board.  

SLC-REB Full Board Reviews

Full board reviews are conducted on the 3rd Friday of every month (except in July and August). For more information contact: SLC-REB at

External Researchers

All external researchers are required to obtain SLC-REB clearance before they can use college resources or begin recruiting any faculty, staff or students as participants at any of the St. Lawrence College campuses. External researchers will be required to submit the SLC-REB Application Form (Researchers). Additionally, researchers will be required to have appropriate College Department level approval for recruitment of participants or use of College resources to support the research project.

SLC-REB Application Instructions

If you are submitting

  • an Application Form to the SLC-REB to conduct new research.
  • Revised Application to the SLC-REB (after the board designated your previous submission “pending”)
  • Request for Renewal of an already approved project
  • Request for Amendment to an already approved project
  • Project Termination Form, indicating your research is complete

submit the forms and supporting documents via the SLC-REB webform.

Other application types (i.e. student course-based research, applications to the research ethics committee psychology) should be submitted via email to

Multi-Site Research Projects

Multi-site research projects involving multiple colleges in Ontario must first submit an Ontario Community College Multi-Site Research Ethics Board Application to the Heads of Applied Research (HAR) Expert Panel REB for a preliminary review.

Once you have obtained the HAR Expert Panel’s Letter of Recommendation, you can then submit the Ontario Community College Multi-Site Research Ethics Board Application form to the SLC-REB along with your supporting documents. Applications received with the Expert Panel’s Letter of Recommendation will receive a delegated review by the SLC-REB.

If you are in doubt as to whether your proposed research project requires SLC-REB approval to proceed or if you have any questions about the REB process, please contact the Research Services Officer at

SLC-REB Membership 

  • Marie-Line Jobin, M.A., C. Psych (Chair) - Faculty Member (Honours Bachelor of Behavioural Psychology), Kingston
  • Rajni Dogra, LL.B, PhD (Vice-Chair) - Faculty Member (Economics), Kingston
  • Lori Culleton, BA, RECE - Faculty Member (Early Childhood Education), Cornwall
  • James Morris-Pocock, PhD - Faculty Member (BScN), Brockville
  • Andrea Ruskin,RGD, BFA, B.DES, M.DES - Faculty Member (User Experience Design, Graphic Design), Kingston
  • Matthew Varrette, BSc, BSW, MSW, RSW - Community Member (Social Worker), Cornwall
  • JJ Bosica, PhD – Member (Educational Developer), Kingston
  • Sheila Sim, M.Ed., PhD, M.A, B.A - Community Member (Inclusion Coach/Focus Group Facilitator), Kingston
  • Julia Boldt, B.A, - Student Member (Bachelor of Science in Nursing), Kingston

Contact Information


Lawrence College Research Ethics Board
Lawrence College
00462, 100 Portsmouth Ave
ON K7L 5A6
613 - 544 - 5400 ext. 1621

Robyn Saaltink

Ian Dick
613-544-5400 ext. 1451 

Dr. John Conrad, Director
613-544-5400 ext. 1327