Community Tools: Bioethics Seminar Series

The JCB offers a weekly seminar on a wide variety of bioethics topics. The speakers come from the local, national and international community in bioethics. These seminars are open to the public and free and do not require prior registration.

 

The JCB Bioethics Seminar Series takes place every Wednesday from 4:10-5:30 pm. PLEASE NOTE THE NEW SEMINAR LOCATIONS. The 2017-18 season will take place in the following locations (unless otherwise noted):

  • Fall Seminars (September-December) will take place in Room 161, University College (UC), 15 King’s College Circle
  • Winter Seminars (January-May) will take place in Room 139, Fitzgerald Building (FG), 150 College Street

It will be broadcast live each week using Adobe Connect. To join the seminar online visit https://jcb.adobeconnect.com/bioethicsseminars/ and login as a guest.

 

This schedule is subject to change. If you are coming to hear a particular speaker or topic, we suggest you consult this schedule again the week of the seminar.

 

September 2017 - May 2018

JCB Seminar Series

 

Date
Speaker
Topic
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  < 2017 >

Sept 13

James Dwyer, PhD, Professor, Bioethics and Humanities, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York
Environmental Refugees and Migrants
Sept 20
Paula Chidwick, Director, Research & Corporate Ethics, William Osler Health System, Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Queen's University; Andrew Cooper, Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Checklist for Meeting Ethical and Legal Obligations (ChELO) for Critically Ill Patients
This video is not available.
Sep 27
Solomon R. Benatar, MBChB, DSc (Med), Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of Cape Town, Distinguished Senior Scholar in Global Health Ethics & Public Health Policy, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; Stephanie Nixon, PhD, MSc, PHSc (Physiotherapy), Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Director, International Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation
Facilitator: Jennifer Gibson, PhD, Sun Life Financial Chair in Bioethics and Director, University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics; Associate Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, University of Toronto
Frontiers of Bioethics: Exploring a New Bioethics for the 21st Century
Oct 4
Kevin Rodrigues, MTS, Bioethicist, University Health Network
Bodies as Border Zones: A Postcolonial Perspective on Shared Decision Making

Oct 11

Bernard Dickens, OC, PhD, LLD, LLD(hc), FRSC, Professor Emeritus of Health Law and Policy, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Medicine and Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto
The Status, Use and Disposal of Preserved Embryos in Ethics and Law
Oct 18
Peter Allatt, Bioethicist, Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, Sinai Health System
"What's Important to Me: Graphic Values History Tool (GVHT)" – Bellwoods Study
Oct 25

12:30-1:30 pm Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, 610 University Ave. The Dr. Bob Bell Auditorium, 6th Floor (room 6-604)

Teva Harrison, Author
36th Annual Philippa Harris Lecture on Bioethics Issues in Cancer - Presented by UHN Bioethics
This seminar was not webcast.
Nov 1
C. Dalrymple-Fraser, PhD Student, Vanier Scholar, Department of Philosophy, Collaborative Specialization in Bioethics, Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto
Silence and Oppression in Narrative Bio/Ethics
Nov 8
Shawn Winsor, MHSc, PhD(c) Vanier Scholar, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, Dept of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact, McMaster University; Lecturer, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; Member, Ontario Genetics Advisory Committee, Health Quality Ontario
Ethical Issues Identified in the Health Technology Assessments of Assisted Reproductive Technologies: What Do Non-Ethicists See and Why Does it Matter?
Nov 15

Mark Handelman, BA, LLb, MHSc (bioethics), Health and Elder Law lawyer, Counsel, Whaley Estate Litigation Partners, Member, Law Commission of Ontario Advisory Committee on "end of life" decisions, Part Time Member, Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, former Vice Chair and Senior Lawyer Member, Ontario Consent and Capacity Board

Resolving Treatment Disputes and Obtaining Consent in ‘End of Life’ Decisions: Whither the Consent and Capacity Board?
Nov 22
NO SEMINAR - CANCELLED
Nov 29
Ana Komparic, PhD Candidate, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, Junior Fellow, Massey College
A Normative Analysis of Policy Arguments in the Canadian National Pharmacare Debate
Dec 6
Mara Ambrosina de Oliveira Vargas, PhD, Professor, Department of Nursing, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Specialist Nurse in Intensive Care, Editor, Journal Texto & Contexto Enfermagem, Leader, PRAXIS Research Laboratory, Visiting Scholar, University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics
The Judicialization of Healthcare in Brazil: Ethical Implications of Patient Rights to Care in the Intensive Care Unit
  < 2018 >
Jan 10
Zahava Rosenberg-Yunger, MA, PhD, Director, Health Policy and Research, Ontario Pharmacists Association, Adjunct Professor, School of Health Management, Ryerson University
Canadian Pharmacy Perspectives on Medical Assistance in Dying
Jan 17
Tracy Trothen, Professor of Ethics, Certified Supervisor, Clinical Spiritual Health (CASC), Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO), School of Religion and School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen's University
Moral Bioehancement Through a Theological Lens
Jan 24
Kristina Smith, PhD Candidate, Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, and Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto
Transplanted Suffering: Relational Ethics and Organ Sharing
Jan 31
Eoin Connolly, Ethicist, Regional Ethics Program, Trillium Health Partners; Dianne Godkin, Senior Ethicist, and Lead, Regional Ethics Program, Trillium Health Partners; Michael Campbell, Ethicist, Regional Ethics Program, Trillium Health Partners; Elizabeth Mansfield, Scientist, Institute for Better Health, Trillium Health Partners; Caroline Variath, Nurse, Trillium Health Partners
Evaluation of Embedded Ethicist Model in Critical Care
Feb 7
Patrick Garon-Sayegh, S.J.D. Candidate, Faculty of Law and Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto
Medical Expert Evidence in Malpractice Trials: Shaping Standards of Care in the Courtroom
Feb 14
Dolly Menna-Dack, BA, MHSc, Clinical Bioethicist, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Research Ethicist, Vice-Chair Research Ethics Board, Transitions Strategy Lead, Youth Engagement, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
What Matters to Paediatric Rehab Patients: A Look at Their Thoughts About Ethical Issues
Archived Seminar (Please note: video has been edited.)
Feb 21
NO SEMINAR - READING WEEK
Feb 28
Nadia Incardona, MD, CCFP(EM), MHSc, Physician, Michael Garron Hospital, Rural Northern Initiative Coordinator, Assistant Professor Department of Family and Community Medicine, Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto; Frank Wagner, MA, MHSc, Bioethicist, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, Assistant Professor Department of Family and Community Medicine, Assistant Professor Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto
Teaching Western Ethics in First Nations Communities: Can it be done? Should it be done?
Mar 7
Geneviève Dubois-Flynn, PhD, Manager, Ethics Strategies, Canadian Institutes of Health Research; Nicolas Fernandez, PhD, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal; Don Willison, MSc, ScD, Acting Program Director, Health Services Research, Associate Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
Developing Research Partnerships with Patients
Archived Seminar
(Please note: technical issues were encountered during recording so the video has been edited to remove the pauses.)
Mar 14
Andria Bianchi, MA, PhD Candidate, Bioethicist, University Health Network, PhD Candidate, Department of Philosophy, University of Waterloo; Rebecca Greenberg, RN, PhD, Bioethicist, The Hospital for Sick Children, Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Deceased Directed Organ Donation: Exploring the Ethics from a Family Centred Care Perspective
Mar 21
Michael Atkinson, PhD, Professor, Co-Editor, Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise, and Health, Director, Pain, Suffering, and Ethics Lab, Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education, University of Toronto
Unknown Pleasures: Epilepsy, Physical Culture, and Existential Authenticity
Mar 28

University College (UC), 15 King's College Circle, Room 161

Maya J. Goldenberg, PhD, Department of Philosophy, University of Guelph
6th Annual Upshur Lecture on Public Health Ethics - The Death of Expertise? Reframing Vaccine Hesitancy as Public Mistrust of Science
Apr 4
Lisa Schwartz, PhD, Arnold L. Johnson Chair in Healthcare Ethics and Professor, McMaster University; Elysée Nouvet, PhD, Assistant Professor in Global Health, Western University
Moral Experiences of Research Conducted During the West Africa Ebola Epidemic
Apr 11
Kyoko Wada, MD, PhD, Clinical Ethics Fellow, Centre for Clinical Ethics, St. Joseph's Health Centre Toronto
Including Pregnant Women in Clinical Research: Regulations and Stakeholders' Views
Apr 18
Serena Purdy, BA, MS, PhD Candidate, Cotutelle: Department of Computing, Macquarie University and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Collaborative Specialization in Bioethics, Joint Centre for Bioethics, Collaborative Specialization in Public Health Policy, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Computational Semantics for Empirical Bioethics: Revealing Ethics in Text
Apr 25
Roxanne Kirsch, MD, MBE, FRCPC, FAAP, Critical Care Bioethics Associate, Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist, Assistant Professor Pediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children
Stopping the Unsuccessful ECMO Course: An Exploration of Applied Clinical Ethics, Social, and Team Challenges
This seminar was cancelled
May 2
Justine S. Dembo, MD, FRCPC, Psychiatrist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Lecturer, University of Toronto; Kevin Reel, OT Reg (Ont), Practicing Healthcare Ethicist, Member, Joint Centre for Bioethics, Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto
Responding to Refractory Psychiatric Suffering: What Could a "Palliative Psychiatry" Approach Involve?
May 9

Medical Sciences Building, 1 King's College Circle, Room 3278

Louise Austin, LLB (Hons), LLM, MSc, PhD Candidate in Law, 1+3 ESRC, Centre for Health, Law, and Society, Centre for Ethics, University of Bristol
Understanding Informed Consent: Seeking Coherence Between Ethics, Law and Regulation

May 30
FitzGerald Building, 150 College Street, Room 103

Naheed Dosani, M.S.C, MD, CCFP(PC), BSc, Founder & Lead Palliative Care Physician, Palliative Education And Care for the Homeless (PEACH), Inner City Health Associates, Lead Palliative Care Physician, Journey Home Hospice, Inner City Health Associates, Palliative Care Physician, William Osler Health System, Palliative Care Regional Medical Lead, Central West Local Health Integration Network (CW LHIN), Lecturer, Department of Family & Community Medicine, Division of Palliative Care, University of Toronto, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Division of Palliative Care, McMaster University
11th Annual Sue MacRae Lecture on Ethics and Patient-Centred Care - Reframing Social Justice: Towards Palliative Care Equity in Our Communities

 

Archived Seminars - [Some video archives currently not available]