Recent News (past 6 months)
Harjeev Sudan, Neuroscience Master’s student at Neuroethics Canada, receives the BPOC Graduate Excellence Award. This award recognises excellence in research and scholarly performance by racialised graduate students and aims to address systemic barriers they experience in their training. Under the supervision of Dr. Judy Illes and Dr. Mypinder Sekhon, Harjeev’s research will focus on overdose, […]
Dr. Julie Robillard receives 2023 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Research Grant
Congratulations to Dr. Julie Robillard! As the lead of the Neuroscience, Engagement, and Smart Tech (NEST) Lab, Julie and her team explore co-creation processes, development, and applications of social robots to study the intergenerational determinants of social robot usability. Learn more about Julie and the NEST Lab’s research program here: https://www.nestlab.ca/.
What can families do when their last treatment option is not available in the country? For Canadian families considering Responsive Neuro Stimulation (RNS) to treat epilepsy, medical tourism may be their only option. In an interview with CTV News, Dr. Judy Illes discusses the ethical implications of RNS to treat epilepsy. Click the title to […]
Dr. Judy Illes and Anthony Hannan discuss expanding the world of neuroscience and why scientific collaboration matters. Click the title, or listen on your preferred podcast platform.
Dr. Stefanie Blain-Moraes wins McGill University’s Carrie M. Derick Award for Graduate Teaching and Supervision
Congratulations to Dr. Stefanie Blain-Moraes for the well-deserved achievement! Stefanie received the Carrie M. Derick Award for Graduate Teaching and Supervision from McGill University as a devoted mentor and support for trainees to pursue unconventional academic trajectories. Stefanie is the leader of the Biosignal Interaction and Personhood Technology (BIAPT) Lab at McGill University.
Can new technology bring hope to children who have drug-resistant epilepsy? More than 500,000 children in Canada and the USA have epilepsy. About a third of those children continue to have seizures despite taking anti-seizure medications, also known as pediatric drug resistant epilepsy (DRE). Surgery may be one option for them, but what if there […]
Click the title to read about and see photographs of Brain Awareness Week celebrations in Vancouver (Neuroethics Canada) and South Korea (Korea Brain Research Institute)!
Dr. Judy Illes provides a great overview of neuroethics as a field and Neuroethics Canada with The Ubyssey. Click the title to learn more about questions at the heart of the field – from the role of technology in healthcare to the ethics of medically-assisted dying, and consent.
Viorica Hrincu wins Top Trainee Presentation in the Clinical + Health Services session for the UBC Faculty of Medicine Research Trainee Day and Lecture Series
Viorica Hrincu, MSc, PhD student at the Neuroscience, Engagement & Smart Tech (NEST) Lab, won the Top Trainee Presentation in the Clinical + Health Services session for UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Building the Future – Research Trainee Day and Lecture Series. Viorica is interested in all things technology and ethics, especially involving the brain. She […]
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. […]