Career and Research Opportunities

Invitation to participate in an interview about self-disclosing about living with dementia or being a care partner on social media

Dr. Julie Robillard and her research team at UBC are looking for participants for a new study exploring the motivations and impacts of disclosing a personal diagnosis of dementia or being a care partner on social media. Individuals who identify as living with dementia or being a care partner and have disclosed about this on social media are eligible to participate in an approximately 30-minute interview. For those interested, please contact Mallorie Tam, Research Program Manager, at

Invitation to participate in an online workshop to develop an evidence-based, patient-reported outcome measure

Who can participate?

  • People with lived experiences of dementia and care partners.
  • Health care providers, roboticists and measurement experts working with individuals with a lived experience of dementia in a research, medical, technological, or ethical capacity.

What does the study involve?

The study involves taking part in a 2-hour online workshop to develop an evidence-based, patient-reported outcome measure. The use of video will be required to confirm the identity of participants.

Participants will be asked to share their perspectives and experiences about the impacts of using social robots in every day life and dementia care. Participants will also be invited to complete an optional 5-minute demographic survey.

To participate:

Register your interest here:
or email Susanna Martin at

Instagram and Self-Presentation: Identifying the Relationship and Effects on Mental Health (INSPIRE Mental Health)

Are you an active Instagram user? Do you post on Instagram at least once every 1 to 2 weeks? We are looking for individuals who identify as women between ages 19 to 24 to participate in a survey related to Instagram and mental health!

We are currently conducting a research study to better understand the relationship between Instagram use and the psychological well-being of women! There are 2 phases of the project. In Phase 1, we will be asking participants who have public Instagram profiles to share their profiles with us. The research team will screen capture the participant’s profile including their bio and the nine (9) most recent photos to be included in Phase 2 of the project which consists of a survey.
Within 1 month after the research team has collected participants’ Instagram profiles, we will contact you again to complete the survey in Phase 2 of the project. The survey will take approximately 30-40 minutes to complete.

If you’re interested in participating, please email Mallorie Tam at or visit this link:

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

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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
  • Advances in Neurotechnology
  • Placebo and Deception
  • 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:
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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
    • Ben Gibbard, MD, MA, MSc, FRCPC, Developmental Pediatrician, Alberta Children’s Hospital; Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    • Stefanie Blain-Moraes, PhD, PEng, Canada Research Chair in Consciousness and Personhood Technologies, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada