Feedback Loop

Research Facilities takes your suggestions and concerns very seriously. Please take a moment to fill out this anonymous feedback form below to have your voice heard and be part of the conversation. Please also view the archive below for previous submissions.

Previous Suggestions and Feedback

Some pieces of core equipment already have a maximum time limit for booking (e.g. Zeiss LSM700). We will review the bookings to determine whether other more equipment should have a similar time limit.

While technical difficulties are at times unavoidable, this does not give rights to use a piece of equipment already booked by someone else. If you experience these issues, we encourage you to speak to a core specialist who would be happy to find a solution. As a reminder, please read the header on the booking website for any equipment notifications.

A replacement microwave has been ordered and will be here soon. Thank you for your patience and understanding for the time being.

We agree! The LKSKI has seen better days. It is looking tired and there are a number of issues throughout the building that need attention. A LKSKI Revitalization Plan is being developed (contingent on funding) and includes repair/replacement of the common area furniture.

Working with housekeeping and our waste hauler, we have begun a pilot project in 3 locations to see if this is possible. If successful the programme will be expanded in the near future. 

For basic equipment the manuals can be found here. For complex instruments specialty training is required and is often experiment-specific and not amenable to creating SOPs. Please contact the RCF Specialist for individual training. Similarly, experimental protocols can be found throughout the Core Facility pages.

Later this summer, there will be an audit of the meeting rooms. Chairs that have been moved out of the meeting rooms will be retrieved and missing/broken furniture and waste bins will be replaced. 

We are happy to announce that we have recently been awarded a CFI grant and will be purchasing a slide scanner sometime in 2018. Please click here for more information.

The Vivarium currently has the Dataquest ART telemetry system which can be used to measure blood pressure and heart rate in mice and rats.  If measuring tissue oxygenation is important to you please contact the Vivarium.

A list of all of the equipment available in Vivarium can be found on the RFBMS website.

Please send your request to the research faciltities e-mail researchfacilities@smh.ca or the appropriate RCF Specialist.

Like other institutions, our training is unique to our specific work environment. Our policies and procedures must be followed, so indicated mandatory training courses (biosafety, cell culture, cryogenics, etc.,) are required to all new trainees and staff at the KRCBS.

 

For access to 193 Yonge Street, please have your Supervisor contact the Research Facilities Project Coordinator to request a building fob. This should take 2-3 days

For access to 250 Yonge Street, please fill out this form and have your supervisor send it to Research Facilities Project Coordinator for an approval signature. Once signed, the form will be returned to you and you must bring it to the Cadillac Fairview Access Centre (instructions on form) for a card. 

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