Welcome to the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics
A Collaboratory in Bioethics Research, Education, Practice and Public Engagement

 

The University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB) is a partnership between the University of Toronto and affiliated healthcare organizations. The JCB studies important ethical, health-related topics through research and clinical activities. The JCB is a network of over 180 multidisciplinary professionals seeking to improve health care standards at both national and international levels. At the JCB, theory is put into practice.

 

Our mission is to provide leadership in bioethics research, education, practice and public engagement.

 

World Health Organization

The JCB is a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Bioethics. The JCB received its designation in 2002, when it became the first WHO Collaborating Centre for Bioethics (WHO-CC). In 2009, it co-founded and was inaugural chair of the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres web link for Bioethics, which comprises 6 WHO-CCs in 4 WHO regions.

 

Current News:


 

Ruby Rajendra Shanker Reflects on Her First Year as a Fellow in Clincial and Organizational Bioethics

In October 2015, when I began the Fellowship in Clinical and Organizational Bioethics with the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, I wrestled with mixed emotions... > Continue reading

 


 

JCB MAID Task Force Releases Briefing Document: A Review of the Literature on Capacity Assessment Tools within Mental Health Practice

Through on-going work by the JCB Task Force on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) and the mental health and addictions subgroup, coupled with evolving practice, capacity assessment for MAID requests has been recognized as an area requiring more standardization ... > Continue reading

 


 

MHSc in Bioethics Program - Q&A / Information Sessions for September 2017 Admittance

Jennifer Gibson, JCB Director, is hosting the Q&A / information sessions for the the Master of Health Science (MHSc) in Bioethics Program. The sessions are for those interested in attending classes beginning in September 2017. The deadline for applications is January 17, 2017... > Continue reading

 


 

5th Annual JCB Research & Awards Day

On June 22, 2016, JCB members, faculty, staff and students gathered to celebrate the outstanding achievements of the JCB community... > Continue reading

 


 

JCB Task Force Releases Medical Assistance in Dying Draft Policy Template as a Resource for Ontario Health Institutions

On June 6, 2016, the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB) released the Medical Assistance in Dying Draft Policy Template created by the JCB Task Force on Implementing Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)... > Continue reading

 


 

Lauren Notini on Her First Year as a Fellow in Clincial and Organizational Bioethics

Since beginning the Fellowship in Clinical and Organizational Bioethics with the JCB in October 2015, I have worked on numerous ethics-related projects and activities, and have had many rewarding experiences... > Continue reading

 


 

High Stakes Surgical Decisions and Unwanted Care: The Balfour Lecture in Surgical Ethics

University of Wisconsin vascular surgeon, Gretchen Schwarze, presented an excellent example of empirical ethics on April 6, 2016 at the 2nd Annual Balfour Lecture in Surgical Ethics... > Continue reading

 


 

JCB Visiting Scholar Profile: Angel Petropanagos

Angel Petropanagos is currently visiting the JCB. She will be with us from April-June 2016, so please help us give her a warm welcome! > Continue reading

 


 

Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada - Ethics Resources

In April 2015, the JCB commissioned a Task Force on Physician-Assisted Death (PAD) to anticipate and respond to ethical issues related to the implementation of PAD in Canada. > Continue reading

 


 

CBS 27th Annual Conference - Achieving Better Health: The Role of Bioethics Education, Engagement and Exploration

The 27th Annual Conference and Meeting of the Canadian Bioethics Society (CBS) is fast approaching. As Co-Chairs of this year's conference, we hope you will be able to join us at the Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel in Toronto from May 25th to May 28th. > Continue reading

 


 

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