Recent News (past 6 months)

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.

Neurotechnologies and Human Rights Framework: Do We Need New Rights?

Yesterday’s invigorating Round Table, “Neurotechnologies and Human Rights Framework: Do We Need New Rights?”, featured discussion tackling the most pertinent questions raised with application of neurotechnologies in medical and non-medical fields from the standpoint of human rights, such as Privacy, Freedom, Integrity and Non-discrimination. This event was co-organized by the Council of Europe and the […]

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!