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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:

UBC Graduate Studies Features Shelly Benjaminy

UBC Graduate Studies’ “Meet our Students” features Core’s Shelly Benjaminy. Click the title to read more.

Brain activity is as unique as fingerprints, study reveals

Pulse Headlines quotes Core’s Dr. Judy Illes in the article “Brain activity is as unique as fingerprints, study reveals”. CLick the title to read more.

Electrical brain stimulation moves from lab to home, experts wary

CBC Radio’s “The Current” interviews Core’s Dr. Peter B. Reiner on its episode “Electrical brain stimulation moves from lab to home, experts wary”. Dr. Reiner speaks on the safety/regulation and implications of do-it-yourself electrical brain stimulation gadgets. Listen below: Source: CBC Radio, The Current, 13 October 2015 (

UBC Medicine Back to School 2015: Genetic Counselling, Karen Jacob

Core Alumna, Karen Jacob, featured at UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Back to School 2015 special. Read more about her here. Click the title to read more.

If You Could Take a Pill to Improve Your Creativity, Would You?

Research led by Dr. Laura Cabrera featured in a recent article, “If You Could Take a Pill to Improve Your Creativity, Would You?”, by io9 We Come From the Future blog.