Principles & Practices of Biosafety

CANCELLED – June 1st -June 5th, 2020 | Please email here for futher information.

The University of Toronto presents the Principles and Practices of Biosafety Workshop, a comprehensive 5-day lecture series which introduces the essential elements of biosafety. Participants of this interactive course will have the opportunity to advance their biosafety knowledge in such areas as risk assessment, protective measures, facility and equipment requirements and governmental regulations. The course content has been developed and will be delivered by a diverse panel of experts in the field of Biosafety including University of Toronto Institutional Biosafety Committee members and provincial and federal regulators.

Participation in the Principles and Practices of Biosafety course is relevant for both participants who are new to the field as well as those who wish to augment their current knowledge of biosafety as practiced in their professional duties.

CANCELLED-Click here to view the Full Agenda 2020*

*U of T reserves the right to make changes to the agenda at any time.

Day 1: Biosafety and Biosecurity Framework

Day 2: Biosafety in Diseases and Infections Prevention (Part 1)

Day 3: Biosafety in Diseases and Infections Prevention (Part 2)

Day 4: Engineering and Controls

Day 5: Administrating Your Biosafety and Biosecurity Program

At the end of the course each participant will be able to:
    • Develop essential components of a Biosafety Program
    • Apply comprehensive knowledge of field components including how to identify, describe and categorize biological materials and the risks associated with their use and participate in the development of risk mitigation strategies
    • Access a multitude of biosafety resources
    • Participate in biosafety networking

*Please note: All aspects of the workshop will be conducted in English.

Location and Fees:

St. George Campus, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

$2,500 for full 5-day course

$750 for 1-day registration (combinations of one or multiple days are possible)

All prices include 13% HST. Lunches and snacks provided. Participants are responsible for travel and accomodations. U of T staff and students please contact the EHS Office for pricing.
U of T reserves the right to cancel this course up to 4 weeks prior to the start date.  Book travel and accomodations accordingly. 

Nearby Hotel Accommodations

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 108 Chestnut St.
Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown, 30 Carlton St.
Courtyard Toronto Downtown, 475 Yonge St.
Chelsea Hotel Toronto, 33 Gerrard St W
Intercontinental Toronto Yorkville, 220 Bloor Street West
Kimpton Saint George Hotel, 280 Bloor Street West


To learn more about this course please contact the EHS Office