Multi-College Ethics Review Process

Upon receiving a multi-college minimal risk application, the REB chair and/or REB coordinator will forward the application together with the signed Researchers agreement letter to the Expert Panel REB Coordinator Wanda Anderson at for review.

The Expert Panel will review the application and work with the researcher to make changes, if needed. Once the Expert Panel is satisfied with the application, they will issue the researcher with a letter of recommendation.

When the researcher submits his/her final application, accompanying documents and the recommendation letter to the REB Chair & Coordinator:

  • One member of the REB, likely the Chair, will review the application within 10 working days. 
  • The Chair determines ethical acceptability and, if appropriate, issues the certificate of ethical approval to the researcher or decides if the REB will complete a separate review
  • All documents are stored and follow up procedures are carried out as per usual practice
  • Each college at which the research is conducted continues to be responsible for research conducted under its auspices.

Participating Colleges 2019 

Algonquin College

Cambrian College

Centennial College

Collège Boréal

Conestoga College

Confederation College

Durham College

Fanshawe College

Fleming College

George Brown College

Georgian College

Humber College

Lambton College

Loyalist College

Mohawk College

Niagara College

Northern college

Sault College

Seneca College

Sheridan College

St. Clair College

St. Lawrence College

Members Contact List

Contact the Multi-college Research Ethics Board (Expert REB Panel):


Multi-college REB Lead

Steve Crema, BA, MA
Expert Panel Lead 
Fanshawe College    
Masters of Psychology
Associate Dean, School of Building Technology


Multi-college REB Members

Michele McIntosh, RN, PhD
Trent University/ Fleming College     
Associate Professor, Trent-Fleming School of Nursing, Trent University
Chair, Research Ethics Board, Fleming College

Louise Boudreault, PhD
Algonquin College    
Professor, Nursing Studies
School of Health and Community Studies

Florencia Carlino, PhD
Sault College
Professor, Department of General Arts and Science
School of Community Services and Interdisciplinary Studies
Research Ethics Board Chairperson

Geraldine Lyn-Piluso, EdD
Seneca College
Professor and Research Coordinator, Faculty of Applied Arts and Health Sciences 
Vice Chair, Research Ethics Board

Sowmya Kishore
Centennial College    
Professor, School of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts
Co-Chair, Research Ethics Board


Multi-college REB Coordinator

Wanda Anderson
Expert Panel Coordinator
Fanshawe College
Assistant to the Dean
Centre for Research and Innovation

Multi-college Forms

Multi-college Change Request Form

Multi-college Renewal Status Form

Ontario Community College Multi-Site Form

Researcher Agreement Letter