Why not dissect?
Many students do not feel comfortable with dissection. Some young people think it is unethical, cruel or it might even be against their religious beliefs. Alternatives to dissection are available and provide you with an in depth learning experience. Talk to your teacher, parents, principal or even the school board.
What is a student choice policy and which cities in Canada have one?
A Student Choice Policy is a written policy that protects your right to refuse dissection. The only cities in Canada that have this policy include Vancouver, British Columbia., Toronto, Ontario and South Shore, Nova Scotia. The city of Kelowna in British Columbia has passed a resolution regarding dissection.
A Student Choice Policy notifies students in advance and protects their right to refuse to participate in animal dissections. The policy would also be written in handbooks and/or course outlines so students understand, in advance, they do have choice. Those who request a non-animal alternative are provided one, without hassle or jeopardizing their grade.
If you want to pass a Student Choice Policy in your city, contact us for help.