2016 Stephen Straker Memorial Lecture

“Getting Ahead? Embodied Technologies, Democracy, and Inequality in the 21st Century.” Charis Thompson Chancellor’s Professor Department of Gender and Women’s Studies Center for Science, Technology, and Medicine in Society University of California, Berkeley Thursday, 24 March 2016 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM IBLC 182   Abstract: Thompson’s talk looks at biometrics, egg freezing, gene editing, […]

SPPH Exchange: Ethical Dilemmas: Exploring Accountability

All SPPH and interdisciplinary students, alumni, and faculty are invited to attend the inaugural SPPH Exchange. This interactive symposium will invite discussion about current ethical dilemmas and concerns of accountability, promote engagement with leading academic and industry members in this field, and provide a platform for all SPPH-related research and practicum experience and knowledge. The […]

100 Years WISE: Women in Science and Engineering, Bridging the Past and the Future

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Chan Shun Hall, The Chan Centre for Performing Arts 6265 Crescent Rd, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1 The 100 Years WISE will provide an opportunity for our community to discuss and raise awareness about women in leadership, gender diversity, and ways to integrate women in science, medicine […]

Public Talk: Personal Health Data Sharing for Personalized Medicine

Personal Health Data Sharing for Personalized Medicine: Facts, Opportunities, Security and Ethics Leaders come together for conversations about types of personal health data, opportunities that arise from integrating these data for health and economic benefits, and issues in secure and ethical storage and sharing of these data. To RSVP and more info, visit:

Committing Acts of Journalism: Reporting in a coercive state

In this stimulating talk, award-winning journalist Mohamed Fahmy will speak about maintaining professional responsibility while under the threat of, and reality of imprisonment. He will also share what he has learned from his experiences about how to improve the profession of journalism, and other critical institutions in society including business and government. Mohamed Fahmy is […]

Why social media is important to your science

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:00 PM – 1:00PM Suedfeld Lounge Douglas Kenny Building (Room 2510) Join Dr. Liisa Galea and other colleagues in the Department of Psychology for a discussion on why social media is a crucial link to other academics and in communicating your research. Dr. Julie Robillard (@ScientificChick), an early adopter and influential […]

Dr. Google Is In: The ethics of online brain health resources

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 5:00PM – 6:30 PM Coach House, UBC Green College 6201 Cecil Green Park Road, Vancouver BC V6T 1Z1 Reception to follow. Online resources are reshaping health care. All demographics are increasingly spending time online, and a majority of Internet users utilize this powerful interactive platform to look for health information. Despite […]

Dialogue on Aging featuring Core’s Dr. Julie Robillard

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm VanDusen Botanical Garden | Visitor Centre 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver Tapestry Foundation and the Vancouver Courier presents a unique, FREE lifestyle event. Come and explore services, products and educational displays. The event features three Dialogue on Aging presentations by health and wellness experts, moderated by Dr. […]

Ethics Panel on Physician Assisted Death

7:00pm Wednesday, September 30, 2015 St. Philip’s Anglican Church 3737 W. 27th Ave. Vancouver, BC V6S 1R2 An evening to examine the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision regarding Physician Assisted Suicide. Helping lead this discussion will be a panel of experts including a lawyer, doctor, nurse, social worker, politician and two ethicists. Please join us […]

Radio Canada – Boulevard du Pacifique features Dr. Julie Robillard

In celebration of World Alzheimer Day, Radio Canada’s Boulevard du Pacifique interviews Core’s Dr. Julie Robillard to talk about Alzheimer disease. Listen to the interview at: 5:15PM (Vancouver) Monday September 21, 2015