Animal Care Training FAQs

FAQs

1. When is the course?

The theory portions of the courses are offered on-line rather than having students attend lectures. Students can access the on-line portion at any time during the year after registration and payment.

2. When are the labs?

We offer the lab sessions for each course on a regular basis. The dates for practical sessions can be viewed on the lab calendar page when students first log into a course on Connect.

3. What is the cost?

There are different costs based on your association with UBC.

All UBC animal users are charged:

$70 - Introduction to Working with Rodents in Research
$20 - Rodent Restraint and Injections Workshop
$90 - Introduction to Anesthesia of the Laboratory Rodent 
$80 - General Principles of Rodent Surgery
$50 - Rodent Oral Gavage Workshop
$50 - Rodent Tail Vein Injection Workshop

All BCCRC animal users are charged:

$20 - Introduction to Working with Rodents in Research (Rodent Restraint and Injections Workshop is included: no additional registration needed)
$20 - Introduction to Anesthesia of the Laboratory Rodent 
$20 - General Principles of Rodent Surgery
$20 - Rodent Oral Gavage Workshop
$20 - Rodent Tail Vein Injection Workshop

All UBCO animal users are charged:

$20 - Introduction to Working with Rodents in Research
$20 - Rodent Restraint and Injections Workshop

All non-UBC animal users are charged:

$120 - Introduction to Working with Rodents in Research
$40 - Rodent Restraint and Injections Workshop
$140 - Introduction to Anesthesia of the Laboratory Rodent 
$160 - General Principles of Rodent Surgery
$100 - Rodent Oral Gavage Workshop
$100 - Rodent Tail Vein Injection Workshop

4. Do I need this course if I have taken the CCAC/IAUT/on-line Ethics course?

Our program is entirely separate from the UBC Office of Research Services’ ethics course, so if you are an animal user on the UBC campus, you will be required to take the courses that are relevant to your work, in addition to the ethics course.

5. How can I pay?

Payment Options:

1. Email the Standing Journal Voucher #, Lab/Primary Investigator's Name, Course Name and Your Name to: train.acs@ubc.ca
2. Email a PDF version of a signed JV to: train.acs@ubc.ca  and deliver the original to  Animal Care Services
3. Cheque payable to “UBC” and deliver to Animal Care Services

Please mail or drop off at:

Animal Care Services, Centre for Comparative Medicine (CCM)
4145 Westbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1W5

6. Can I pay for multiple students with the same cheque/JV?

Yes. You can pay for as many students as necessary on the same cheque/JV, provided that their student and course names are written clearly.

7. Can I pay for multiple courses with the same cheque/JV?

Yes. You can pay for as many courses as necessary on the same cheque/JV, provided that their student and course names are written clearly.

8. What is a cheque number?

The cheque number is written on the top of your cheque identifying its sequence in the chequebook.

9. Will I get confirmation of registration?

Yes. Upon registration, an automatic confirmation email is sent to you and cc’d to the Training Coordinator. This email will document the information you have given on your registration form, and give you the link to the Connect website in order to access the course.

10. Will I get confirmation of receipt of payment, or a notification that I have access to the course?

Yes. Students will receive an notification email, at which students can access the course via Connect.

Common Mistakes:

1. Errors on the registration form that need to be manually re-entered

  • First and last names in incorrect boxes
  • Entering the wrong JV number or Speedchart
  • Not entering a JV number or Speedchart (if paying by this method)
  • Registering someone who does not need the course
  • Entering an incorrect CWL
  • Entering an invalid email, incorrect phone number, etc.

2. Payment is sent to the wrong address or faxed to the wrong number
3. Giving the training coordinator personal information such as bank account numbers and CWL passwords
4. Submitting a cheque made out by another person without clearly indicating who the payment is for, and for which course