Facility Animal Care Committees (FACCs)

FACCs oversee all animal activities by approving protocols from researchers and instructors involving live animals, by inspecting all locations where animals are present, refining the program and resolving issues. 

FileMcGill FACC Roles and Responsibilities - 2023


Downtown Campus

For Faculties of Medicine and Health Sciences, Science, Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences, and Engineering. All protocols are to be received 11 days before the meeting date via the AMS on-line software. Note that Annual Reviews (short renewals) and amendments do not wait for a meeting unless otherwise flagged. 

  • Coordinator of the Facility Animal Care Committee: [at] (Email).
  • The Downtown Campus A Committee is for cell biology and tumour type protocols. Meeting are usually on the last Tuesday of each month except in the summer.
  • The Downtown Campus B Committee is for behaviour, physiology and non-human primate type protocols. Meetings are usually on the first Tuesday of each month except in the summer.


Macdonald Campus

The Macdonald Campus Committee is for Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Field Type Studies. Meetings are usually the second Tuesday of each month


Douglas Mental Health University Institute

Meetings are every one or two months, usually on the 2nd Friday of the month.


SMBD Jewish General Hospital, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research

Meetings are 4 to 6 times a year, usually on the 1st Friday of the month.


Montreal Neurological Institute

Please consult the MNI ACC Website for MNI ACC meetings and AUP submission information. Meetings are usually on every 3rd Wednesday of the month.


RI-MUHC - Glen site

Was Montreal Children's Hospital and Royal Victoria Hospital/Meakins-Christie Laboratories sites prior to December 1 2014. Meetings are usually on the 2nd Tuesday of every month except August and maybe January.


RI-MUHC - Montreal General Hospital site

Meetings are once a month, usually the 1st Thursday of the month.


Shriners Hospital for Children

Meetings are usually about every 3 months.


Animal Ethics Subcommittee

Meetings are every 3 or 4 months. 


Animal Policy and Welfare Oversight Committee (APWOC)

Meetings are at least 4 times a year.

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