Past Events

Advances in Brain Research for Brain Injury and Consciouness: A Public Discussion

CAFÉ NEUROÉTHIQUE June 11, 2013, 7:00PM-9:00PM 500 Granville Street, Vancouver The National Core for Neuroethics will be hosting a Café Neuroéthique to engage the public about the current advances in brain imaging research for brain injury. The evening will feature four panelists: Dr. Dean Foti (Neurology, UBC) Dr. Hervé Chneiweiss (Neurology, INSERM) Dr. Urs Ribary (Neuroimaging, […]

Gene Therapy: Hope or Hype?

CAFÉ NEUROÉTHIQUE Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 7:30PM-8:30PM Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 2W3 Interested in the latest developments in science and medicine? Wondering about the ethics of new therapies? Join us for a friendly, informal conversation about the science and ethics of gene therapy! Featuring Dr. Elizabeth Simpson, […]

Hacking the Mind: How Technology Is Changing The Way We View Our Brain and Ourselves

2021 BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK – ANNUAL DISTINGUISHED NEUROETHICS LECTURE Nir Lipsman, MD, PhD, FRCSC, Assistant Professor, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto Tuesday, March 16, 2021 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT Via Zoom Overview: As it advances, our relationship with brain technology will change. In this lecture, Dr. Nir Lipsman will […]

Smartphones: What They Can Tell Us About Our Brains and Our Minds

2019 BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK – ANNUAL DISTINGUISHED NEUROETHICS LECTURE Thomas R. lnsel, MD, Co-founder and President, Mindstrong Health Tuesday, March 12, 2019 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM C300 Theatre, UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 3B7 (map) Overview: There are 3 billion smartphones in use today, collecting and transmitting information on an […]

Medical Aid in Dying in Canada – Where are we and where are we going?

2018 BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK – ANNUAL DISTINGUISHED NEUROETHICS LECTURE Jennifer A. Chandler, LLM, Bertram Loeb Research Chair and Professor, Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa Prof. Jennifer A. Chandler is a Professor of Law and holder of the Bertram Loeb Research Chair at the University of Ottawa’s Centre […]

The lights are off; is anyone home? The ethics of hidden consciousness

2017 BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK – ANNUAL DISTINGUISHED NEUROETHICS LECTURE Thomas I. Cochrane MD, MBA, Associate Neurologist and Senior Ethics Consultant, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Assistant Professor of Neurology and Director of Neuroethics, Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School Tuesday, March 14, 2017 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Queen Elizabeth Theatre (Salons), 650 Hamilton St., Vancouver, […]

Careful what you wish for: who will pay for the new drugs that delay the progression of Alzheimer’s disease?

2016 BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK – ANNUAL DISTINGUISHED NEUROETHICS LECTURE Serge Gauthier, C.M., M.D., F.R.C.P.C., Director, AD & Related Disorders Research Unit, McGill Center for Studies in Aging, Douglas Mental Health Research Institute; Professor, Departments of Psychiatry, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Medicine, McGill University Tuesday, March 15, 2016 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Performance Theatre, Level 2, […]

Rethinking Depression and Its Treatment: Perspectives from Studies of Deep Brain Stimulation

2015 BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK – ANNUAL DISTINGUISHED NEUROETHICS LECTURE Helen S. Mayberg, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Radiology, Dorothy Fuqua Chair in Psychiatry Imaging and Therapeutics, Emory University Tuesday, March 17, 2015 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Rudy North Lecture Theatre, Rm 101, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, 2215 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, […]

Big Data Meets Brain Science: The New Frontier

2014 BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK – ANNUAL DISTINGUISHED NEUROETHICS LECTURE Bartha Knoppers, Ph.D., Professor, McGill University Wednesday, March 12, 2014 6:30 PM Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1L6 This event is part of Brain Matters! Vancouver. For more details, please visit

Ethics of Research With Brain-Impaired Adults Who Cannot Consent

2013 BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK – ANNUAL DISTINGUISHED NEUROETHICS LECTURE Scott Kim, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Co-Director – Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine, University of Michigan Wednesday, March 13, 2013 4:00 PM Brain Research Centre Conference Room, Koerner Pavilion, UBC Hospital, 2211 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, V6T 2B5