Recent News (past 6 months)
Seizing Hope: High Tech Journeys in Pediatric Epilepsy
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 […]
Brain Awareness Week 2023: Highlights from the International Brain Initiative
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)!
Neuroethics Canada featured in The Ubyssey
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 […]
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.