In my work throughout the two years I have spent in a masters program, three themes with respect to research and teaching have continually emerged. These themes are the personal, the subjective and the narrative. When I proposed a project to the Senate Research Ethics Board of Brock University (SREB), it was turned down. The nature of the questions asked by the SREB caused me to reflect upon the nature of the ethical framework that underlies its existence. In this project, I examine the nature of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans, the document that spawned the SREB. I use narratives from my personal experiences both in teaching and in theological education to explain my reactions to the document and the implied world view. I explain why my vision of research and teaching is not compatible with that of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans, and I propose an ethical understanding based on the realities of my understanding of research and teaching.