Quinn Boyle’s research featured in The Globe and Mail

A recent article by The Globe and Mail covers the research led by Quinn Boyle, PhD student at Neuroethics Canada, examining the ethicolegal challenges faced by women who have experienced traumatic brain injury as a result of intimate partner violence. “There’s a long history of sexism in family law which traditionally disadvantages women’s rights,” Mr. […]

The International Brain Initiative Launches a New Round of Activity

The International Brain Initiative (IBI) has announced a new round of efforts to catalyze global collaboration in neuroscience. Established in 2017 with generous support from The Kavli Foundation, the IBI brings together national brain initiatives from Australia, Canada, China, the European Union, Japan, South Korea, and the USA. There is an extraordinary range of disciplines spanning […]

Katarzyna Kabacińska’s Brain, Behaviour and Development Research Theme Trainee Boost Award from the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute

Katarzyna Kabacińska, PhD student at the Neuroscience, Engagement & Smart Tech (NEST) Lab, has been recognised with the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute’s Brain, Behaviour and Development Research Theme Trainee Boost Award! With the award’s stipend, Kat will fund her research proposal titled “Robot Interaction Effects on Children Experiencing a Stressful Situation (RECESS).” Congratulations Kat! […]

Respecting Autonomy – Forced Treatment and Human Rights

In the recent Translation in Action Conference hosted at the University of British Columbia, Neuroethics Canada’s Quinn Boyle and Anna Nuechterlein discuss the ethical and social implications of forced treatment in the opioid crisis. Click the title to watch.

Ari Rotenberg’s clinical internship with the BC Cancer Agency

Glioblastoma is an aggressive and universally fatal form of brain cancer. Without a cure, doctors, patients, and caregivers must share sensitive conversations to determine what successful treatment entails. Under the guidance of Dr. Rebecca Harrison, neuro-oncologist at the BC Cancer Agency (BCCA) and Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC, Ari is developing a survey to identify […]

Dr. Judy Illes receives the inaugural ‘Judy Illes Award for Mentorship in the Field of Neuroethics’

Congratulations to Neuroethics Canada’s Director, Dr. Judy Illes, for receiving the inaugural “Judy Illes Award for Mentorship in the Field of Neuroethics” presented by the International Neuroethics Society at their annual meeting this year held at Montreal, QC. Dr. Illes proposed that the three pillars of excellent mentorship are respect, kindness, and generosity.

Interview with Louise Harding about Indigenous Theories of Mind

Neuroethics Canada lab member Louise Harding was recently interviewed on Dr. Mehl Madrona’s podcast, Howling Coyote, to discuss Indigenous Theories of Mind! Click the title to listen.

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.