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Miles Schaffrick named a UBC Wesbrook Scholar and recipient of the HSBC Emerging Leader Scholarship

Congratulations to Miles Schaffrick, who was named a UBC Wesbrook Scholar and received the HSBC Emerging Leader Scholarship! The Premier Undergraduate Scholarships and Wesbrook Scholars are the University’s most prestigious designations, given to senior students with outstanding academic performance, leadership, and involvement in student and community activities.

Jaya Kailley places third among in-person oral presentations at the Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference

Congratulations to Jaya Kailley for her success at the Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference (MURC) 2022! Her presentation “SIDEKICK: A co-design approach to social robot development with families living with pediatric anxiety” placed third among in-person oral presentations.

Dr. Jill Dosso, Dr. Julie Robillard and Jaya Kailley awarded the Pat Atherton Emerging Scholars Award for Patient Oriented Research: Best Trainee Poster

Congratulations to Dr. Jill Dosso, Dr. Julie Robillard and Jaya Kailley for winning the Pat Atherton Emerging Scholars Award for Patient Oriented Research: Best Trainee Poster at the conference Putting Patients First 2022: Listening, Learning, Collaborating, and Changing.

Position Available: Post-doc in Neuroethics at University of Pennsylvania

The WexlerLab at the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking a full-time postdoctoral fellow in neuroethics. This 12-month position will begin in fall 2022; there is a possibility for renewal contingent upon funding. The fellow will work on an NIH-funded project […]

Call for Submissions: “Letter to a Future Bioethicist”

The most recent special issue of the The Canadian Journal of Bioethics aims to create an intergenerational dialogue in order to engage the next generation of bioethicists in the social changes of tomorrow. Using an engaging style of writing and a rather informal tone, they invite you to submit a letter to a future bioethicist. […]

Jaya Kailley wins “Top Oral Presentation” at the UBC Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Conference

Congratulations to Jaya Kailley for winning “Top Oral Presentation” at the UBC Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Conference.

Gabriella Guerra wins “Top Poster Presentation” at the UBC Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Conference

Congratulations to Gabriella Guerra for winning “Top Poster Presentation” at the UBC Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Conference.

UBC researchers lead $24 million project to treat spinal cord injury

Dr. Judy Illes is a Co-Principal Investigator for “Mend the Gap”, a multidisciplinary team working on a novel approach to treat spinal cord injury. Click the title to read more.

Robo-dogs and therapy bots: Artificial intelligence goes cuddly

In this segment for CBS News, Dr. Julie Robillard comments on the use of social robots as therapy interventions. Click the title to read more.

Informing Choice for Neurotechnological Innovation in Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery

Dr. Judy Illes and her team at Neuroethics Canada created six informative infographics, with the goal of providing information about drug-resistant epilepsy in an accessible way. Click the title to read more.