The core is guided by a committee of principal investigators and technical officers who advise and vote to support changes, improvements and acquisition of new common equipment. Our mandate extends to maintenance of common equipment and user training, research technical assistance for individual laboratories, provision of glass washing and autoclave services and out-of-hours monitoring of freezers and incubators.
The CETS benefits all laboratories in Roger Guindon because most labs do not own some of the basic and/or technologically advanced equipment items that are essential to the efficiency and success of their work. Our technical staff maintain this diverse suite of common equipment in a state of operational readiness and peak performance, and provide both one-on-one and group training upon request.
To coordinate the use of common equipment, the CETS provides an Online Booking System. While the majority of available instruments must be booked in advance, some do not require a reservation (but do have log books next to them that need to be filled out). Users should refer to the Common Equipment List to check whether or not a specific instrument is bookable.
All requests for technical support must be submitted by email ([email protected]). For urgent assistance, users can phone our pager number (613-719-0317, please leave a numeric phone number and your call will be returned).