David W. Kinniburgh, PhD, FCACB
Director, Alberta Centre for Toxicology
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Physiology & Pharmacology
Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
Clinical Professor
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Alberta


Alberta Centre for Toxicology
University of Calgary
HM B19, 3330 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 4N1
Phone: (403) 220-5762
Fax: (403) 270-2964

About ACFT

The Alberta Centre for Toxicology (ACFT) is a public health toxicology laboratory, accredited by the College of American Pathologists, the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. It is under the direction of Health Surveillance, Alberta Health (AH) and administered by the University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine. The ACFT provides analytical testing services in support of various provincial programs and activities, including:

  • AHS drug treatment programs
  • Unregulated water quality testing
  • The Alberta Biomonitoring Program
  • The Alberta Beach Monitoring Program (Microcystin testing)
  • Fish mercury angling advisories
  • Support for academic research activities