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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 2018 Patricia Price Browne Prize in Biomedical Ethics

Neuroethics Canada congratulates Dr. Judy Illes who has been awarded the 2018 Patricia Price Browne Prize in Biomedical Ethics! The formal announcement is forthcoming in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Dr. Illes will receive the award at the University of Oklahoma in early 2019. Patricia Price Browne Prize in Biomedical Ethics The Patricia […]

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 […]

Dr. Fabio Rossi and Dr. Judy Illes: A consensus is building on how to move forward on stem cells

On Sept. 26, a small group representing both these communities from Canada and the U.S., as well as the government, gathered in Vancouver to identify common values in the arena of stem-cell therapies, and agree on principles to move forward. Click the title to read more.

Congratulations to Dr. Jehannine Austin, Neuroethics Scientific Advisory Board member, on being recognized at the 2018 Faculty of Medicine Awards!

Neuroethics Canada congratulates Dr. Jehannine Austin (Neuroethics Canada Scientific Advisory Board member) for receiving the following recognitions at the 2018 Faculty of Medicine Awards: Distinguished Achievement – Excellence in Education UBC Killam Teaching Prize                       For a full list of the 2018 Award Recipients, please […]

Principlism on a Pedestal: Rethinking priorities in ethics education

As I begin my career as a medical student at the University of British Columbia, I find myself in a unique position. Having already studied, worked, and researched in the field of bioethics, I have had the privilege of being exposed to a wide array of literature and perspectives that have helped me form my […]

Neuroethics Canada awarded funds to develop strategy for evaluating new treatment options for pediatric epilepsy

The National Institute of Mental Health, part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, has awarded a three-year, $750,000 grant to the team, which also includes Dr. Mary Connolly and Dr. Mark Harrison in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Click the title to read more.

UBC-led team will develop strategy for navigating new treatment options for pediatric epilepsy

A team led by Professor of Neurology Judy Illes and Professor of Surgery Patrick McDonald will explore ethical issues confronting families and clinicians when considering new treatment options for drug-resistant epilepsy in children. Click the title to read more.