Hours of operation
The G.D.C. is accessible to clients during the hours from
9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. However, after hours
access will be negotiable with the director of the G.D.C.,
Dr. Carol Ritland.
You can reach G.D.C. by:
||(604) 822-3908 or (604) 822-1543
Department of Forest Sciences
Faculty of Forestry
U.B.C. Vancouver, B.C.
All clients should have a copy of the G.D.C. handbook, "Guidelines
for the use of equipment and regulations in the laboratory".
It is crucial that clients read the guidelines and be familiar
with laboratory regulations and policies before starting their
projects in the G.D.C. The completion of "Introduction to
Chemical Safety Course" offered by the Department
of Health, Safety and Environment at the University of British
Columbia is mandatory for working in any laboratory at
for the use of equipment and regulations in the laboratory"
Filling in a client information sheet helps us to understand
your project better and to be able to give you a better estimation
on the cost of the project. Please return a copy to G.D.C.
via e-mail attachment or standard mail. Client
Information Sheet (PDF format)
Fee Recovery Summary of charges is available at the time
of consultation. Clients are required to submit a cost summary
sheet (see below) at the end of each month to report the amount
of consumables used and usage on machines/instruments in the
G.D.C. Users of the G.D.C. services will then be billed monthly.
Cost summary sheet
The laboratory is set up to advise biologists on the relative
advantages, precision, and costs of alternative techniques,
and if needed, provide space and equipment for their research.
Such a facility is particularly valuable to people who have
not invested in the equipment for molecular marker work, but
who have research problems that for which molecular genetics
can provide new insight, direction and results. With the new
Forest Sciences Centre (established in 1998), we have been
granted two laboratory spaces for the Genetic Data Centre
and with state of the art equipment supported by a recent
Canadian Foundation for Innovation Grant (1999), we are well
established for research projects.
We believe that one of the mandates of this facility is to
strengthen the training of research careers for Canadian scientists.
The centre has been training graduate students and postdoctoral
fellows and faculty members in the use of molecular tools,
data collection and data analysis. The Genetic Data Centre
will also promote networks and collaboration among researchers.
This laboratory is a common meeting ground for molecular applications
in population, quantitative and conservation genetics. This
inter-faculty facility is an optimal infrastructure that promotes
and encourages collaborations within the University, and as
well, the extension of possible molecular genetic applications
to workers throughout British Columbia, Canada and the rest
of the world.