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Intelligent Curation: Improving Access to Quality Health Information Online

Core’s Dr. Julie Robillard and her team, including collaborator Dr. Jesse Hoey from the University of Waterloo, work toward improving acess to quality online health information. Click the title to read more.

A Feminist Neuroethics of Mental Health

The Neuroethics Blog features Dr. Ann E. Fink’s essay that explores how a feminist neuroethics framework enriches biological research into mental health. Click the title to read more.

Dr. Peter Reiner quoted in Newsweek on the neuroethics of Elon Musk’s brain-machine interface adventure

In April, the Silicon Valley billionaire announced plans to launch Neuralink—a company developing a brain-to-machine interface to cure brain ailments and help people compete with robots when the artificial intelligence revolution makes human brains obsolete. Featuring in the article, Dr. Peter Reiner talks about the ethics of neurotechnology, privacy of thought, and reason bypassing. Click […]

National Core for Neuroethics and KBHN hold successful community event to talk about brain health

No topic was considered taboo at Tuesday night’s “Talking about your kids and their brains” event, where a room full of experts and inquisitive adults discussed issues such as depression, dyslexia, and stress in children. Click the title to read more.

Dr. Judy Illes elected Vice Chair of the Standing Committee on Ethics for CIHR

Congratulations to Core’s Dr. Judy Illes for being elected Vice Chair of the Standing Committee on Ethics for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research! Dr. Illes will assume her duties on Thursday, July 6, 2017 for a three year term. Learn more about Dr. Illes’ research here. Dr. Illes is Professor of Neurology and Canada […]

The Early Edition interviews Dr. Judy Illes on the ethics of brain mapping and neurotechnology

CBC News’ The Early Edition (June 28, 2017 edition) interviews Dr. Judy Illes on the ethics of brain mapping and neurotechnology. Listen to the interview below (2:10:03 mark):

An interview with Prof Judy Illes, President of the International Neuroethics Society

It is 15 years since neuroethics emerged as a discipline and this year the International Neuroethics Society (INS) has become an associate member of FENS. Professor Judy Illes, president of INS talks to Dr Jane Haley (FENS Communication Committee) about the society, the importance of the field, … Click the title to read more.

Is the media landscape changing faster than science communication can keep up?

As information-sharing has become decentralized in our digital age, are traditional approaches to science communication selling research short? An editorial from Dr. Julie Robillard, published today in Movement Disorders, suggests that new challenges in communicating research discoveries are an opportunity for researchers to take greater initiative in sharing their work with the public, especially online. […]

Brain patterns cannot reveal end-of-life decisions for patients with severe brain injuries

Two UBC neuroethicists are studying what this might mean for Canada and other countries that have recently introduced legislation for physician-assisted death. In a JAMA Neurology article published last week, Judy Illes and Emanuel Cabral examine the ethics around end-of-life decision-making for patients with these injuries. Click the title to read more.

Dr. Judy Illes nominated at the 34th YWCA Women of Distinction Awards

In line with celebrating the International Women’s Day on March 8, 2017, the YWCA-Metro Vancouver announced the nominees for the 34th annual Women of Distinction Awards. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Judy Illes, who was nominated in the category of Research & the Sciences. A short summary of why Dr. Illes was nominated: One of the mothers […]