Learning the ROPES

Text and multicoloured geometric designs
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Join Christine Pineda and Nancy Snow, Wednesday March 27th for Learning the ROPES, an introduction to research ethics at OCAD U: answering the 5Ws/1H of research ethics. Who needs to apply for research ethics approval? What type of research requires ethics approval? When is the best time to apply for approval? Where do I apply? Why is research ethics approval important? How do I apply?


Christine Pineda is the Research Ethics Board (REB) Manager and research office dinosaur, having been with the research office since its inception. Her career path has been largely based in research and academia with a special focus on evaluation of projects involving vulnerable communities.

Nancy Snow is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Design and the REB chair. Her areas of research enquiry are design pedagogy, food studies, and knowledge exchange.


Learning the ROPES is part of Research Wednesdays speaker series presented by the OCAD U Library. It's a forum for anyone (undergrad, or graduate students, staff, or faculty) to present in a casual, supportive environment about research activities, collections and more. We apply a broad definition of research which includes a variety of activities within the domains of art, design, libraries and archives. This event is open to all members of the OCAD U community as well as the general public.

Do you have a research experience that you would love to share with us? Contact Daniel Payne at (dpayne@ocadu.ca)

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
416-977-6000, ext. 217

Peter Jones

Peter teaches in the Strategic Foresight and Innovation program and is also a course leader in the MDes Design for Health program. Peter leads systemic design approaches to research and design science in healthcare, media, governance, social and policy design through the Strategic Innovation Lab. He’s a founder of the Flourishing Business Model practice (Strongly Sustainable Business Model) group and is developing the FBC for civic and policy engagement.