A Losing Battle? Health Science in the Age of Celebrity

In this provocative presentation Professor Caulfield will explore why and how health information gets so twisted, including the increasingly important role of celebrity culture. He will also review why this matters (and it does!) and how it impacts our health and health policy.

Neuroethics Social at Neuroscience 2016

Chair: Judy Illes Co-Chair: Julie M. Robillard Location: Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina: Grand Ballroom 13 Guests: Martha J. Farah It’s been said that film provides a window and mirror to our dreams, hopes, and fears; modern film presents the possibilities and problems of current and future brain science. Join neuroethics experts such as Judy […]

The Neuroethics of Animal Welfare

Thursday, September 22, 2016 3:30PM Rm. FNH 40, Food, Nutrition & Health Building 2205 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 (map) Lecture by Adam Shriver, PhD Visiting Fellow, The Center for Neuroscience and Society The University of Pennsylvania Overview: In this presentation, Dr. Shriver will provide an overview of the under-discussed intersection between neuroethics and […]

NIH BRAIN Initiative Neuroethics Workgroup Meeting

Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 8:30:00 AM Hosted by: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH This is the open session of the second BRAIN MCWG Neuroethics Workgroup meeting. NIH has established a neuroethics workgroup of the BRAIN Multi-Council Working Group (MCWG). In broad terms, the workgroup will recommend overall approaches for how research programs […]

2016 Brain Health Fair

FREE EVENT For Anyone Interested in Brain Health! Friday, April 15, 2016 10:00AM – 4:00PM Vancouver Convention Centre Ballroom ABCD Vancouver, BC, Canada Register here: Join this one-time-only event connecting hundreds of neurology patients, families, and caregivers affected by a brain disease, as well as students interested in brain science and the general public […]

SFU City Conversations: Your Right to Your Life

Thursday, 07 Apr 2016, 12:30 PM Room 7000 SFU Vancouver at Harbour Centre 515 W. Hastings St. (Follow the signs, and take the elevator to the 7th floor) (map) Last year, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Canadians suffering grievous and irremediable health conditions have the right to end their life, and have a […]

Audience Questions from 100 Years WISE: Bridging the Past and the Future

Here are the questions asked during the event: – What woman “firsts” inspire you, either from the past or present? – I am an undergraduate with excellent marks and lots of volunteer activities. I also have a disability. Should I disclose that on my application to graduate school?- On the one hand, I feel like […]

Photos from 100 Years WISE: Bridging the Past and the Future

100 Years WISE: Women in Science and Engineering Bridging the Past and the Future March 9, 2016 Chan Centre for the Performing Arts Photos taken by: Precilia Kong, National Core for Neuroethics, UBC Hayami Lou, National Core for Neuroethics, UBC Mackey Singh, The Photographic Society, UBC Feel free to share photos on your social media […]

PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series: Health and Wellbeing

Curious about cutting-edge projects that positively impact the health and wellbeing of Canadians? Inspired by TV’s “Dragon’s Den” format, this event features 8 research talks by PhD Students from UBC’s Public Scholars Initiative. Three health experts (“dragons”!) will respond to the scholars’ projects. Join us at the PhDs Go Public – “Dragon’s Den” to learn […]

Symposium on Heath Informatics, A UBC Centennial Session

The rapidly growing field of health informatics is at the very heart of the modern health care system. The availability of huge amounts of data provides a unique opportunity to deliver dramatic impact on care, outcomes and cost effectiveness. The University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Faculty of Medicine invite you to […]