About SFU Animal Care Services

There are strict guidelines and policies in place to ensure the health and humane treatment of all animals used in research and teaching at Simon Fraser University. The same standards apply to all field studies as well. These standards are specified by a national agency, the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC), as well as the University’s own policies, such as SFU Policy R20.03 Treatment of Animals in Research and Teaching, under the direction of the office of VP Research and the University Animal Care Committee (UACC).

In order to conduct research involving animals, SFU faculty members must submit an application to the UACC for approval. No research is conducted without this approval. All Animal Care Protocols are reviewed annually and researchers must re-apply every 4 years, for long term studies.

The Animal Care Services veterinary staff cares for all animals housed on campus, every day of the week, including holidays. The ACS office is open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday.

Contact Information

General Inquiries

Email: acf@sfu.ca

To arrange for changes in room entry times, room parameters or day to day equipment or husbandry needs. This email is monitored by the Manager and Senior Technician.

For urgent inquiries please contact the Manager, ACS directly.  

Manager, ACS

Email: acsmgr@sfu.ca

To arrange for facility orientations, training, and access, after UACC approval. To arrange a pre-study meeting  to discuss space, equipment, husbandry, and procedural needs. For inquires on ordering supplies and submission of all animal orders, including aquatics.

UACC Coordinator, ACS

Email: sfu-uacc@sfu.ca
Phone: 778-782-4738

For inquiries related to the application process, protocol approval, protocol renewal, post-approval program, thesis submission, or any other UACC related forms or topics.