Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta Enquiries

For general inquiries, please email:

Emergency Contact Information 

Jacqueline Senych, HREBA Director 780-999-6792
This after hours emergency line is for urgent requests only

Manager Contact Information

Rakhi Chandra

Ethics Resource Officer Contact Information 

 Cancer Committee Questions:

Asvina Bissonauth
Direct: 780-450-5469
Toll-Free: 1-877-423-5727

Yashita Singh
Direct: 780-429-6881
Toll-Free: 1-877-423-5727

Lori Leavitt
Direct: 587-686-7587
Toll-Free: 1-877-423-5727

Clinical Trials Committee Questions:

Jennifer Palacios
Direct: 403-210-5227
Karena Mallett
Direct: 780-306-1151
Toll-Free: 1-877-423-5727

Community Health Committee Questions:

Cambria Hallett
Direct: 780-450-5587
Toll-Free: 1-877-423-5727

Administrator Contact Information

Angela Peabody

Ethics Systems Coordinator

Dawn MacMillan   (Part-time – Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
Direct: 403-210-5316

Ethic Committee Enquiries

If you have questions about a specific file, please contact the HREBA coordinator listed as the “REB Admin”.

If you have a general question, please e-mail the applicable committee:


IRISS Help Desk

Hours of Operation: 8:30am – 12:00pm, 1:00pm – 4:30pm M-F (located at the University of Calgary)

Toll Free: 1-855-222-2345

If you send an email, please provide the HREBA ethics ID (i.e. HREBA.xx-xx-xxxx), the name of the principal investigator and the committee to which you are applying or which has provided your ethics review.

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