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Experts wary of electrical brain stimulation at home

Researchers are testing mild electrical stimulation to improve brain function and mental health, but warn do-it-yourselfers to be wary of treating themselves with models available online. Click the title to read more.

The need for more women in medicine, science and engineering

To mark International Women’s Day this year, UBC is hosting an event that examines female leadership in science, engineering and medicine. Click the title to read more.

Opinion: 100 years of wise women

Tuesday marks the 41st International Women’s Day, a celebration of women, mothers, daughters, and sisters, partners, leaders, followers, water-bearers, cooks, and carers around the world. Click the title to read more.

Eleven Canadian women on sexism and the struggle for gender parity

Core’s Dr. Judy Illes shares her thoughts on sexism and the struggle for gender parity. Click the title to read more.

Smartphones need a redesign to improve brain function: UBC prof

Peter Reiner, a professor at the National Core for Neuroethics at UBC, argues that our devices should be redesigned to foster healthier connections between humans and technology so we can use our brains for more challenging activities.

After stroke, family struggles with decision to remove part of son’s brain

Core’s Dr. Judy Illes speaks on medical futility at the February 17, 2016 episode of CBC’s The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti. Listen to the episode here: Source: The Current, Feb. 17, 2016

International Neuroethics Society’s Letter from the President, Dr. Judy Illes

28 January 2016 Dear INS Members, Partners, and Friends, I am honored to become the third President of the International Neuroethics Society and to lead our interdisciplinary, global organization into a second and exciting decade of scholarship, action, and impact. The flood of findings from brain research generates an ever-increasing range of neuroethical challenges that […]

Dr. Julie Robillard on ICI Radio Canada’s L’heure du monde (in French)

ICI Radio Canada interviews Core’s Dr. Julie Robillard on the ethics of crowd-funding for medical research in the L’heure du Monde Jan 13, 2016 episode. Listen here:

Cody Lo recognized as UBC Wesbrook Scholar and awarded Premier Scholarship

Fourth year BSc. Pharmacology student and research associate at the National Core of Neuroethics, Cody Lo was recently recognized as a Wesbrook scholar and awarded the Carl Bradford Robertson Premier scholarship. These awards are the University’s most prestigious designations and are given to senior undergraduate students with outstanding academic performance, leadership, and involvement in student […]

Podcast: Roundhouse Radio’s Our City features Dr. Julie Robillard

Roundhouse Radio’s “Our City” with Kirk LaPointe features Core’s Dr. Julie Robillard to discuss Alzheimer disease and the ethics of online health information. Listen here: