On October 16, 2015, Dr. Ted Palys visited Langara College to present a fascinating talk on recent developments in Canadian case law and ethical issues regarding the protection of confidentiality when it comes to research information provided by research participants. In his presentation, Dr. Palys lays out the guidelines of the Tri-Council policy and provides a better understanding of the law around the protection of research confidentiality and the professional responsibilities of researchers and institutions.
Dr. Palys is a professor in the School of Criminology and an associate member of the Department of First Nations Studies at Simon Fraser University (SFU). His most recent publication is a 2014 book co-authored with John Lowman called, "Protecting Research Confidentiality: What Happens When Law and Ethics Collide."
The event was organized by Dr. John Russell, Chair of the Langara Research Ethics Board, in partnership with Langara's Scholarly Activity Steering Committee.
Also available for viewing on YouTube - https://youtu.be/xB21-3jWMQk