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Do Devices that Monitor or Zap the Brain Live Up to Their Claims?

Direct-to-consumer neurotechnology is all the rage. A quick Google search will reveal devices that promise to accelerate learning, promote weight loss, improve sleep, and treat depression, just to name a few. Click the title to read more.

Global collaborations are changing conditions for women in STEM

Broadening the representation and leadership of women in science and engineering continues to be both a focus and a challenge for Canada and the global world. Gender diversity brings a mixture of perspectives and skills on topics from salary disparity to sexual harassment that strengthens the fabric of … Click the title to read more.

Examining ethical issues surrounding wearable brain devices marketed to consumers

Wearable brain devices are now being marketed directly to consumers and often claim to confer benefits like boosting memory and modulating symptoms of depression. But despite the size of this market, little is known about the validity of these claims and, substantiated or not, … Click the title to read more.

Dr. Eric Racine, Director of the Pragmatic Health Ethics Research Unit, has been named Distinguished Research Scholar

Fifteen members of the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) community – three researchers as well as 12 students and postdoctoral fellows – recently received grants from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS). All were selected for the excellence of their research and academic record, and will receive a total of more than […]

Dr. Julie Robillard is recognized by the ALS Society of BC for her leadership initiatives

APRIL 3, 2019 – Dr. Julie Robillard, a Vancouver Resident, is the principle investigator in the “Characterizing the Impact of Respite Care in ALS (CIRCA)” project. She took the lead in developing the program, and securing the ethics approval from UBC in order to proceed with the project. For her outstanding leadership, Dr. Robillard was […]

Loupventures Neurotech Podcast features Iris Coates McCall

Loupventures Neurotech Podcast features Core’s Ms. Iris Coates McCall on their recent episode! Click the title to hear the full podcast.

Half of Canadians can’t name a woman scientist or engineer, poll finds

The online survey of 1,511 Canadians was commissioned by the non-profit group Girls Who Code and conducted by the market research firm Maru/Blue from March 1-3 and released for International Women’s Day today. Click the title to read more.

Women in health, science and innovation are collaborating globally

In line with the upcoming 2019 International Women’s Day and the 2019 Women Deliver conference in Vancouver, Neuroethics Canada’s Dr. Judy Illes writes about the current global collaborations between women in health, science, and innovation at the recent post from The Conversation. Click the title to read more.

Neuroethics to form foundation of multi-pillar Canadian Brain Research Strategy

A new Canadian Brain Research Strategy (CBRS), highlighted for the first time in a series of five papers in the journal Neuron this week, offers four strategic pillars of which neuroethics, as part of the application of neuroscience to society, is one. Click the title to read more.

Dr. B. Lynn Beattie inducted into the 2019 Vancouver Coastal Health Medical Staff Hall of Honour

Neuroethics Canada congratulates Dr. B. Lynn Beattie who has been inducted into the 2019 Vancouver Coastal Health Medical Staff Hall of Honour! The Medical Staff Hall of Honour The Medical Staff Hall of Honour was created by the Vancouver Community of Care (CoC) Medical, Dental and Allied Staff Association (VMDAS) of Vancouver Coastal Health, with […]