Course Description


This session will introduce students planning to conduct research to the research ethics process. We will begin by discussing the history of research ethics, both in the medical sciences and social sciences. We will then explore the theoretical underpinnings of research ethics, including Indigenous perspectives. Next, we will examine current regulatory requirements for ethical research with human participants. The importance of appropriately citing and referencing scholarly work when conducting research will also be examined.

Instructors: Jenny Godley, Beatriz Moya, Sarah Eaton

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Describe the history of research ethics
  • Explain the various theories behind the ethical conduct of research
  • Describe the basic principles underlying the Tri-council Policy Statement on research ethics with human participants
  • Recognise the importance of citing and referencing scholarly work in research


This session will be held online via Zoom.


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