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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 […]

More oversight needed for consumer brain stimulation devices

As smart watches and fitness trackers explode in popularity, so is a new type of health and wellness tech marketed as being able to monitor and manipulate brain functions. Direct-to-consumer “neurotechnology” is a rapidly growing industry, predicted to top $3 billion by 2020. Click the title to read more.

9-year-old girl first child in Canada to undergo deep brain stimulation for epilepsy

Toronto surgeons hopeful they can decrease the seizures Andi Dreher endures. Click the title to read more.

Dr. Judy Illes invested into the Order of Canada

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, invested 2 Companions, 15 Officers and 24 Members into the Order of Canada on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at 10:30 a.m., at Rideau Hall. Created in 1967, the Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Close […]

Drs. Tony J. Prescott and Julie Robillard respond to The BMJ’s article, “David Oliver: Will robotic automation solve social care?”

“Robotic automation will not ‘solve social care’, but it can contribute to improving the lives of people w/ care needs.” Drs. Tony J. Prescott and Julie Robillard respond to The BMJ article, “David Oliver: Will robotic automation solve social care?” Click the title to read more.

Core’s Dr. Judy Illes presides citizenship ceremony at UBC Life Sciences

A ceremony on campus yesterday welcomed 60 new citizens to Canada. Held in the UBC Life Sciences building, the citizenship ceremony was a joint event between UBC, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada and the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC), a non-profit organization that organizes programs to encourage active citizenship. Click the title to read more.

Iris Coates McCall and Caitlin Courchesne receive awards at the 2018 International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting

Neuroethics Canada congratulates Iris Coates McCall and Caitlin Courchesne for receiving the following awards at the recent 2018 International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting held at San Diego, CA! Springer Book Prize (Top Poster Presentations) Outstanding Abstract Award Iris Coates McCall   Book Award Sponsored by Elsevier (Top Poster Presentations) Caitlin Courchesne

Judy Illes awarded the 2018 Patricia Price Browne Prize in Biomedical Ethics

Judy Illes, Professor of Neurology, Canada Research Chair in Neuroethics and Director of Neuroethics Canada at UBC, has been awarded the 2018 Patricia Price Browne Prize in Biomedical Ethics. The award recognizes the importance of ethics in confronting the critical biomedical issues of the day. Click the title to read more.

Dr. Judy Illes awarded the 2019 Patricia Price Browne Prize in Biomedical Ethics

Neuroethics Canada congratulates Dr. Judy Illes who has been awarded the 2019 Patricia Price Browne Prize in Biomedical Ethics! (Update as of April 4, 2019) See below for the formal announcement published at Journal of the American Medical Association Patricia Price Browne Prize in Biomedical Ethics The Patricia Price Browne Prize in Biomedical Ethics recognizes […]

Neuroethics Questions to Guide Ethical Research in the International Brain Initiatives

Authors: Global Neuroethics Summit Delegates: Karen S. Rommelfanger, Sung-Jin Jeong, Arisa Ema, Tamami Fukushi, Kiyoto Kasai, Khara M. Ramos, Arleen Salles, Ilina Singh Increasingly, national governments across the globe are prioritizing investments in neuroscience. Currently, seven active or in-development national-level brain research initiatives exist, spanning four continents. Engaging with the underlying values and ethical concerns […]