Recent News (past 6 months)

Seizing Hope – Vancouver Sun

A recent feature in the Vancouver Sun highlights the story of a local teen with severe epilepsy who has a life-saving device in her brain to reduce seizures and Seizing Hope, a new documentary that follows her story and others alike. Click the title to read more.

Young epilepsy patient has rare brain surgery to fight for her life

Vancouver teen with severe epilepsy has life-saving device put in brain to reduce seizures, an American procedure not yet available in Canada. Click the title to read more.

From research to improved care – helping kids manage pain after day surgery

Dr. Julie Robillard’s research to understand patient experience translates into tangible and meaningful ways for families to navigate pain management after surgery. Click the title to read more.

Dr. Judy Illes named UBC Distinguished Scholar in Neuroethics

Dr. Judy Illes, CM, has been appointed the first UBC Distinguished Scholar in Neuroethics in recognition of her ground-breaking contributions to the ethical, legal, social and policy challenges at the intersection of the brain sciences and biomedical ethics. Click the title to read more.

Dr. Judy Illes receives the 2022 Italian Society for Neuroethics (SINe) Award!

Congratulations to Dr. Judy Illes for receiving the 2022 Italian Society for Neuroethics (SINe) Award! Today, she presents her work in environmental neuroethics at the 13th International Scientific Conference on Neuroethics and 8th Conference of the Italian Society for Neuroethics, hosted in Milan, Italy. For more information on the conference, please visit the program: http://societadineuroetica.it/

B.C. to require health professionals to disclose vaccination status

Dr. Judy Illes comments on B.C.’s plan to require health professionals to disclose vaccination status to regulating bodies. Click the title to read more. 

Neuroethics Canada releases its 2019-2021 Global Impact Report!

We are pleased to share our three-year retrospective Neuroethics Global Impact Report highlighting people, research, outreach initiatives, and notable achievements from 2019 to 2021. Click the title to read the full report.

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.