The primary objective of the UBC Biological Safety Program is to facilitate and ensure the safe and knowledgeable use of biological materials in research, teaching and the environment.
Biosafety is the containment principles, technologies and practices that are implemented to prevent unintentional exposure to biological material and toxins, or their accidental release.
Additionally, the Biosafety Program supports the containment practices for genetically modified organisms, environmental pests/insects, and invasive species.
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To prevent unintentional exposure to biological material and toxins, or their accidental release.
Any activities conducted at UBC facilities or affiliated institutions that involve biological materials requires a biosafety permit.
Regulations and granting agencies require the tracking of all biological materials being acquired, transferred or disposed of.
Offers training to meet the requirements of the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.