Career and Research Opportunities

Invitation to participate in a 15-minute survey about Alzheimer’s disease

We are currently conducting a research study to better understand the strengths and areas of improvement of the First Link® dementia support program.

You can participate in the 15-minute survey even if you’ve never used First Link® services before!

About First Link®

First Link® dementia support connects people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, their caregivers and their families to support and learning at any stage of the journey. The Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s focus is supporting British Columbians affected by dementia.

To participate, or for more information

Email: Mallorie Tam at

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Julie Robillard
Department of Neurology
The University of British Columbia

Invitation to participate in a focus group about assistive technologies

  • Are you 50 years old or older?
  • Do you use technology to help you in your daily life? (e.g., hearing aids, cane, wheelchair, tablet, mobile apps etc.)

We want to hear from you!

We are looking for volunteers to take part in a focus group to share your views on assistive technology. The time commitment is 1.5 – 2 hours.

In appreciation of your time, you will receive a $25 gift card.

For more information, please contact Kat Kabacinska, Research Assistant at

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Julie Robillard
Department of Neurology
The University of British Columbia

Invitation to participate in a research study on creating user-centered, customized assistive technologies

Are you ages 50+?
We want to hear from you!

Researchers at the Centre for Brain Health at UBC are seeking adults for a study on creating user-centered, customized assistive technologies.

You are eligible to participate in our study if you:

    • Are ages 50 and up
    • Speak English fluently

For more information or to volunteer for this study, please contact:
Annika Ang, Research Assistant, at or 604-875-2000 ext. 6723.

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Julie Robillard, PhD
Department of Neurology
The University of British Columbia

Seeking survey participants for study on views on online information about Alzheimer disease and related dementias

The UBC National Core for Neuroethics is interested in learning about your views on online information about Alzheimer disease and related dementias. If you are aged 55 or older and have sought online health information about Alzheimer disease or dementia at least once, we cordially invite you to participate in our short phone interview. The interview should take about 20 minutes to complete.

If you are interested in participating in our interviews, please contact Tanya Feng, Research Assistant at the National Core for Neuroethics at

Post Doctoral Fellow in Ethics and Knowledge Translation for Mend the Gap: Biomaterials for Spinal Cord Repair

A key position is available immediately for a highly motivated individual who holds a PhD in any field related to neuroethics to join the dynamic team at UBC. Under the direction of the Director of Neuroethics Canada, and co-Principal Investigator (co-PI) Dr. Judy Illes, this Postdoctoral Fellow will join a team of researchers devoted to neuroscience and biomedical ethics as part of a large research program entitled “Mend the Gap: A Transformative Biomaterials Platform for Spinal Cord Repair”, funded by the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) Transformation Program.

For more information, please visit:

Strategic Partnership Associate for Indigenous Initiatives at the Canadian Brain Research Strategy

The Canadian Brain Research Strategy (CBRS) is hiring a Strategic Partnership Associate for its Indigenous Initiatives. Including the voices of Indigenous Peoples is of paramount importance as the CBRS work to forge a unified strategy for Canadian brain research over the next decade and beyond. This position will lead CRBS Indigenous Initiatives and play a key role in Indigenous and Stakeholder engagement, building and maintaining relationships in its projects and operations. This position is funded by a grant jointly administered through Laval University and the University of British Columbia.

For more information, please visit:

Developments in Neuroethics and Bioethics - Elsevier Press

Proposals for cutting edge topics in Developments in Neuroethics and Bioethics are now being sought. The following topics are of special interest, but all will be considered equally based on the strength of the volume editor or editor group, and the proposed table of contents:

  • Environmental Neuroethics
  • Public and Global Mental Health
  • Advances in Neurotechnology
  • Neuroethics Policy for Children and Youth
  • Placebo and Addiction Neuroethics
  • Do-it-Yourself and Take-it-Yourself NeuroTools
  • Educational Strategies in Contemporary Neuroethics, Bioethics, and Biomedicine

For more information or to submit your proposal, please send a short abstract that describes the objectives of the volume and a table of
contents to: Dr. Judy Illes (, Neuroethics Canada, UBC.

Visiting Scholars Program

We welcome visiting scholars to conduct research and collaborate with the members of the National Core for Neuroethics. Please contact our Faculty members for details.

Current Scholar/s:

  • Please visit us again for updates!

Recent Scholars:

    • Hervé Chneiweiss, M.D., Ph.D.,Head, Neuroscience, Paris Seine Laboratory, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Inserm/Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, France
    • Joseph J. Fins, M.D., M.A.C.P., Chief, Division of Medical Ethics, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York, USA
    • Lesley McBain, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
    • Elena Moro, M.D., Professor, Joseph Fourier University - CHU Grenoble, Grenoble, France
    • Saskia Nagel, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Changing Brains, University of Osnabrück, Osnabrück, Germany
    • Alexandra Olmos Perez, M.Sc., Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
    • Osamu Sakura, Ph.D., Professor, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies/Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    • Adam Shriver, Ph.D., Center for Neuroscience and Society, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania
    • Dan Stein, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    • Louise Whiteley, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Medical Museion, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    • John Noel M. Viaña, M.Sc., University of Tasmania (Hobart, Australia)
    • Anna Schmitt, University of Luxembourg