Where do you work? What is your role, including responsibilities and projects?

I’ve been working at Fanshawe College for a little over 20 years. I started teaching part-time in what is now called the School of Language and Liberal Studies, but for most of my time at Fanshawe, I’ve been teaching the writing and ethics courses in the Public Relations - Corporate Communications graduate certificate program. In addition to that, for the past nine years, I have been Chair of the Fanshawe College Research Ethics Board.  In this role, a large part of what I do is assess proposed research projects to ensure that research with human participants is conducted ethically. Central to that role is the ability to carefully read and understand the nuances of research design, and how well researchers are communicating with their research participants. Then, as a Board we need to be able to communicate very clearly with the researcher any recommendations for changes to the research project.  

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