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Half of Canadians can’t name a woman scientist or engineer, poll finds

The online survey of 1,511 Canadians was commissioned by the non-profit group Girls Who Code and conducted by the market research firm Maru/Blue from March 1-3 and released for International Women’s Day today. Click the title to read more.

Women in health, science and innovation are collaborating globally

In line with the upcoming 2019 International Women’s Day and the 2019 Women Deliver conference in Vancouver, Neuroethics Canada’s Dr. Judy Illes writes about the current global collaborations between women in health, science, and innovation at the recent post from The Conversation. Click the title to read more.

Neuroethics to form foundation of multi-pillar Canadian Brain Research Strategy

A new Canadian Brain Research Strategy (CBRS), highlighted for the first time in a series of five papers in the journal Neuron this week, offers four strategic pillars of which neuroethics, as part of the application of neuroscience to society, is one. Click the title to read more.

Dr. B. Lynn Beattie inducted into the 2019 Vancouver Coastal Health Medical Staff Hall of Honour

Neuroethics Canada congratulates Dr. B. Lynn Beattie who has been inducted into the 2019 Vancouver Coastal Health Medical Staff Hall of Honour! The Medical Staff Hall of Honour The Medical Staff Hall of Honour was created by the Vancouver Community of Care (CoC) Medical, Dental and Allied Staff Association (VMDAS) of Vancouver Coastal Health, with […]

More oversight needed for consumer brain stimulation devices

As smart watches and fitness trackers explode in popularity, so is a new type of health and wellness tech marketed as being able to monitor and manipulate brain functions. Direct-to-consumer “neurotechnology” is a rapidly growing industry, predicted to top $3 billion by 2020. Click the title to read more.

9-year-old girl first child in Canada to undergo deep brain stimulation for epilepsy

Toronto surgeons hopeful they can decrease the seizures Andi Dreher endures. Click the title to read more.

Dr. Judy Illes invested into the Order of Canada

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, invested 2 Companions, 15 Officers and 24 Members into the Order of Canada on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at 10:30 a.m., at Rideau Hall. Created in 1967, the Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Close […]

Drs. Tony J. Prescott and Julie Robillard respond to The BMJ’s article, “David Oliver: Will robotic automation solve social care?”

“Robotic automation will not ‘solve social care’, but it can contribute to improving the lives of people w/ care needs.” Drs. Tony J. Prescott and Julie Robillard respond to The BMJ article, “David Oliver: Will robotic automation solve social care?” Click the title to read more.

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