What is

Café Bioethics?

Café Bioethics started as an intellectually accessible forum where individuals, who do not necessarily have a background in bioethics, medicine, or law, can participate in laid-back philosophical discussion. Everyone has a stake in what we talk about, so why not engage with everyone?

With the enthusiasm received at the monthly live events, we're currently developing a podcast to continue our discussions about anything and everything related to bioethics. We're excited for you to join us as we explore the wondrous tangents that can result from philosophical discussion. Whether it's a Black Mirror episode or a sci-fi film from the 90s, grab a cup of coffee and join us!

Meet The Team

Nipa Chauhan

Founder & Head of Operations

As a recent graduate of the University of Toronto's MHSc in Bioethics, she continues her role in the bioethics community working within the Bioethics Department at Mount Sinai Hospital in downtown Toronto. She also has completed an Honours Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Toronto, double-majoring in Bioethics and Human Biology: Health and Disease. Nipa is deeply passionate women's health and the welfare of older adults, and conducts research in relation to both demographics. In addition, Nipa is enthusiastic about teaching and knowledge translation, having assisted in teaching undergraduate bioethics courses at University of Toronto. Known for her approachability, Nipa hosts intellectually stimulating live Café Bioethics sessions every month, offering a platform for everyone to feel welcome and invited to join in the discussion. She is currently the host of Café Bioethics the podcast.

Clara MacKinnon-Cabral

Producer & Media Coordinator

Clara has recently graduated from the University of Toronto with a BSc majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Psychology and Art History. She is currently working and living in downtown Toronto while she volunteers in Dr. Moscovitch’s Cognitive Sciences Lab as a research assistant. Clara is an active traveller and engages in her community through participation in protests and public debates. She assists the climate change organization, Shake Up The Establishment in creating visually appealling graphic designs on the most popular social media platforms. As both a feminist and environmentalist, Clara’s future endeavours include clinical bioethics, policy-making and legal consulting.

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