Animal Care – Dates

Important Dates for 2021

The IACC meets on a monthly bases to review protocols for ethical merit, evaluate post-approval exchange with investigators, and advance the policies and Standard Operating Procedures surrounding the use of animals in researching and teaching throughout Memorial University programs and those of its affiliates.
Please note, submissions you wish to have reviewed at a scheduled meeting should be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to the meeting.

Training Registration

Hands-on and orientation sessions

Please contact Animal Care Services to register into training session:

CCAC online certification

Memorial has a self-registration link to the certification program through the D2L portal

Students can register and then log into Animal Care Online Training through D2L ( to complete the Core and Animals Held in Vivaria quizzes using training materials directly from the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) website

Please note: the CCAC has recently restructured their program and dropped modules. We are still working to update our material to match the new content. Please ignore any quiz that does not match to the 3 current CCAC Core Modules and 7 Animals Held in Vivaria Modules.

Month Activity Submission Deadline Date of meeting
January ACC Meeting December 29, 2020 January 12, 2021
February ACC Meeting January 19, 2021 February 2, 2021
March ACC Meeting February 16, 2021 March 2, 2021
April ACC Meeting March 23, 2021 April 6, 2021
May ACC Meeting April 20, 2021 May 4, 2021
June ACC Meeting May 18, 2021 June 1, 2021
July ACC Meeting June 22, 2021 July 6, 2021
August ACC Meeting July 20, 2021 August 3, 2021
September ACC Meeting August 24, 2021 September 7, 2021
October ACC Meeting September 21, 2021 October 5, 2021
November ACC Meeting October 19, 2021 November 2, 2021
December ACC Meeting November 23, 2021 December 7, 2021