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150 experts say Olympics must be moved or postponed because of Zika

More than 100 prominent physicians, bioethicists and scientists from around the world posted a letter Friday urging World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan to exert pressure on Olympic authorities to move the Olympics from Rio de Janeiro or delay the Games because of public health concerns over the Zi… Click the title to read more.

How ‘calm technology’ pulls attention from online temptation

Core’s Dr. Peter B. Reiner speaks at the April 27, 2016 episode of The Current, which explores ‘calm technology’ and speaks to technological pioneers who say our devices should learn to respect our time and attention. Click the title to read more and listen to the podcast.

Opinion: The way towards kids’ brain health: Where is B.C.?

On March 29, the Ontario Ministry of Child and Youth Services announced spending of $333 million for early services for families and children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Click the title to read more.

Welcome Dr. Patrick McDonald, Newest member of the Neuroethics Core Faculty!

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Patrick McDonald has joined the National Core for Neuroethics as a Core Faculty member. Dr. McDonald, Associate Professor of Surgery at UBC and Head of the Division of Neurosurgery at BC Children’s Hospital, is a Clinical Investigator at the Child and Family Research Institute. After completing his MD […]

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.