Learn about orientation processes, mandatory training courses and health and safety policies.
Facilities and Space
Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) includes both acute care and community care facilities that offer unlimited research opportunities in clinical and basic research. Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) oversees the operation, including building access and maintenance, of the Jack Bell Research Centre, the Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) Research Pavilion and the Robert Ho Research Centre.
Photo ID and Card Access
Research staff can obtain photo ID and card access by completing and submitting the VCHRI Photo ID, Card Access, and Key Request Form. Learn more about the photo ID requirements.
Regulations and Training
Learn more about the mandatory courses and regulated safety training VCHRI staff are required to complete before starting work.
Working in a Lab
New employees must work under the supervision of a staff member who possesses the required lab safety training. Building orientation will be provided by individual investigators or lab supervisors.
To obtain a lab coat complete and submit the Lab Coat Requisition Form. Learn more about purchasing and laundering lab coats.
Learn more about General Lab Safety rules.
For information and guidance related to COVID-19, including policies, procedures and workplace safety, visit the VCHRI COVID-19 Information page.
IT services for the VCHRI research community are provided through the VCH Network and UBC MedIT.
To request VCH Network access, please complete the appropriate Technology Services Request Form via the IMITS Self-Service Portal.
For UBC Network access, perimeter firewall management, or central file/print services on the UBC network, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of your request or call 1-877-266-0666. For network failure emergencies, call 1-877-266-0666.
The UBC wireless network is available in the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre, Jack Bell Research Centre, Robert H.N. Ho Research Centre and the VGH Research Pavilion.
The service is identical to that found in many facilities across the Point Grey and VGH campuses. Instructions on how to connect, or for any related questions, please review the Quick Start Guide on the UBC Information Technology.
Reporting a workplace incident or exposure is key to identifying workplace hazards and preventing workplace injuries. All workplace incident events, including exposures or non-injury incidents, must be reported to supervisors and organizations immediately. Learn more about how to report a workplace incident or accident: