Recent News (past 6 months)

UBC researchers lead $24 million project to treat spinal cord injury

Dr. Judy Illes is a Co-Principal Investigator for “Mend the Gap”, a multidisciplinary team working on a novel approach to treat spinal cord injury. Click the title to read more.

Robo-dogs and therapy bots: Artificial intelligence goes cuddly

In this segment for CBS News, Dr. Julie Robillard comments on the use of social robots as therapy interventions. Click the title to read more.

Congratulations to Neuroethics Canada Advisory Board member, Catherine Roome, on a well-deserved recognition

Catherine Roome is a recipient of the 2021 Dean’s Medal of Distinction from the University of British Columbia Faculty of Applied Science. The award is given in recognition of her demonstrated exemplary work in Engineering, exceptional impacts in her field, as well as longstanding and significant contributions to advance the Faculty’s mission, vision and mandate. […]

Congratulations to Dr. Jason Randhawa and Dr. Chantelle Hrazdil on being featured in Neurology Today

A big congratulations to Dr. Jason Randhawa and Dr. Chantelle Hrazdil on being featured in Neurology Today! They discuss underlying principles to address the question of how to triage the use of epilepsy monitoring units in an ethical way. Click the title to read more.

Part man, part machine―could cyborgs become our reality?

In the featured article “Part man, part machine―could cyborgs become our reality?”, Dr. Judy Illes comments on the questions we should be asking when it comes to novel neurotechnology. Click the title to read more.

Neuroethics Canada PhD student Quinn Boyle wins Top Presentation at 2021 International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting

Congratulations to Neuroethics Canada’s PhD student Quinn Boyle as he wins the Top Presentation at the 2021 International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting for presenting on his work on neuroethical challenges of screening for brain injury in women who have experienced intimate partner violence!

Djavid Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health Year in Review 2020/2021

The Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (DMCBH) has published their annual 2021 report! For Dr. Judy Illes’ comments on the ethics of vaccine certifications, see page 8-9. Visit the DMCBH website for more information!

UBC medical student Armaghan Alam receives 2021 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award

Neuroethics Canada and UBC medical student Armaghan Alam receives 2021 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award. Click the title to read more.

Dr. Judy Illes and Dr. Michael Kobor receive Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Researcher Awards

UBC Faculty of Medicine is delighted to announce that Dr. Judy Illes, professor of neurology in the department of medicine’s division of neurology, and Dr. Michael Kobor, professor in the department of medical genetics, have been awarded the 2020 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Researcher Awards. Click the title to read more.

Should B.C. implement a domestic vaccine passport program?

Quebec will implement a vaccine passport program to curb the spread of COVID-19, Premier François Legault announced Thursday (Aug 5). But will the other provinces follow suit? Click the title to read more.