The Animal Care Committee (ACC) is responsible for overseeing the use and treatment of animals used in teaching and research at Grande Prairie Regional College GPRC. The GPRC ACC ensures that all animals used for teaching or research purposes are treated ethically and that staff, faculty, and students interacting with animals in an official capacity on GPRC campuses thoroughly understand their responsibility to uphold institutional standards for animal care and meet or exceed Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) guidelines.
At GPRC we take the welfare of animals seriously. If you see or hear something about animals, conditions or procedures that you do not feel comfortable with, do not remain silent.
- Talk to the people around you, the instructor or the animal care staff in charge of the animals. Often it is a matter of not understanding what is being done and why.
- If you are still not satisfied with the explanation, please submit an Animal Welfare Compliance Concern.
All research involving animals in teaching and research must receive approval from the Animal Care Committee (ACC).
For additional information about conducting animal subject applied research at GPRC, please contact: