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Pondering the Neuroethics of Modulating the Mind with Judy Illes

Dr. Judy Illes talks about ethical considerations that have arisen from rapid advances in neurotechnologies such as genetic engineering, brain implants, and brain-computer interfaces on “Brain Ponderings” with Mark Mattson. Click the title to listen to this conversation.

Quinn Boyle and Judy Illes: Forced treatment makes little sense in combating opioid crisis

Quinn Boyle and Dr. Judy Illes address discourse around forced treatment for individuals with opioid use disorders in their recent Op-Ed for the Vancouver Sun. Click the title to read more.

Neurotechnology and the Law

Dr. Judy Illes shares her insights in a recent thought-provoking article on the prospect of regulating brain implants. Click the title to read more.

Dr. Judy Illes, Dr. B Lynn Beattie, and Chad Day receive the Alvin J. Thompson Award (NWABR)

A warm congratulations to Dr. Judy Illes, who recently received the Alvin J. Thompson Award from the Board of the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR)! This award is shared with Dr. B. Lynn Beattie, founder and former head of the AD and Related Disorders Clinic at UBC, and Chad Day, President of the Tahltan […]

Voice Epilepsy Episode 26: Discussion on the Seizing Hope Documentary with Dr. Judy Illes from Neuroethics Canada

In this episode of Voice Epilepsy™ podcast, BC Epilepsy Society Executive Director, Deirdre Syms, is joined by Neuroethics Canada’s Dr. Judy Illes to discuss Seizing Hope – High Tech Journeys in Pediatric Epilepsy, a mini-documentary by Neuroethics Canada. Seizing Hope is a mini-documentary that aims to ask the question “Can new technology bring hope to […]

Seizing Hope – CBC Interview

Dr. Judy Illes was recently featured on CBC Listen to discuss Seizing Hope at On the Coast with Gloria Macarenko! Click the title to hear this engaging interview.

Seizing Hope – Vancouver Sun

A recent feature in the Vancouver Sun highlights the story of a local teen with severe epilepsy who has a life-saving device in her brain to reduce seizures and Seizing Hope, a new documentary that follows her story and others alike. Click the title to read more.

Young epilepsy patient has rare brain surgery to fight for her life

Vancouver teen with severe epilepsy has life-saving device put in brain to reduce seizures, an American procedure not yet available in Canada. Click the title to read more.

From research to improved care – helping kids manage pain after day surgery

Dr. Julie Robillard’s research to understand patient experience translates into tangible and meaningful ways for families to navigate pain management after surgery. Click the title to read more.

Dr. Judy Illes named UBC Distinguished Scholar in Neuroethics

Dr. Judy Illes, CM, has been appointed the first UBC Distinguished Scholar in Neuroethics in recognition of her ground-breaking contributions to the ethical, legal, social and policy challenges at the intersection of the brain sciences and biomedical ethics. Click the title to read more.