Toronto Upcoming Events
Global Health Ethics with Dr. Sridhar Venkatapuram
Sun, Jul 19
Zoom
Jul 19, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
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Join Nipa as she explores the global response to COVID-19 with prominent global health ethicist Dr. Sridhar Venkatapuram.
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Limits of a Duty to Care? A discussion with medical students
Time is TBD
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Time is TBD
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In the face of extraordinary risk, is there a limit to healthcare providers’ Hippocratic duty to care for their patients? This seminar is for medical students who wish to discuss the ethics and duty behind their chosen profession.
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Pandemic Protests
Sun, Jul 12
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Jul 12, 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM EDT
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This presentation will discuss social and ethical concerns related to using scarce medical resources on COVID-19 patients who protested social distancing measures. Led by Thomas Fitzpatrick II, MS JD
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COVID-19 Vaccine: Will Canadians accept it?
Sun, Jun 28
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Jun 28, 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM EDT
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As the race for the COVID-19 vaccine rages on, it is time we discuss vaccine confidence and hesitancy. Led by Maya Goldenberg, PhD
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Patients with schizophrenia and their experiences with legally mandated treatment
Tue, Jun 23
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Jun 23, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
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This event is part of the Café Bioethics and Canadian Bioethics Society JUNE PARTNERSHIP Series.
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Ethical design & AI for Health: A structured review and theoretical critique
Mon, Jun 22
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Jun 22, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
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This event is part of the Café Bioethics and Canadian Bioethics Society JUNE PARTNERSHIP Series.
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Beyond the Clinic: The Future of Healthcare Delivery
Sun, Jun 21
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Jun 21, 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM EDT
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Post-lockdown, we will emerge into a new age of medicine where healthcare delivery is no longer confined to the clinic. In this brainstorming session, we will collaborate to define ethical concerns, and generate solutions that will best serve the public. Led by Nate Gerber, BFA & Marisa Dorling, BSc
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A new reality for Canadian hospice
Tue, Jun 16
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Jun 16, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
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This event is part of the Café Bioethics and Canadian Bioethics Society JUNE PARTNERSHIP Series.
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Is MAID essential?
Sun, Jun 14
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Jun 14, 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM EDT
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In the context of this pandemic, questions about access and necessity in relation to Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying legislation have seen a heightened, yet more refined, focus. Led by Sydney Campbell, PhD(c).
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Utility vs. Equity?
Sun, Jun 07
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Jun 07, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
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In a social system with marginalized minorities, strict utilitarianism can have consequences that are problematically discriminatory. In this talk, we'll contrast the utilitarian maxim of ‘the greatest good for the greatest number’ with principles of equity. Led by Kayla Wiebe, PhD(c)
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On Confinement
Sun, May 31
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May 31, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
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Widespread restrictions on movement experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic have a complex history bound up with gender, dis/ability, reproduction, and social justice. Join us as we explore social histories of confinement, and what they mean for present. Led by Alana Cattapan, PhD.
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Duty to Care: Is there a limit?
Sun, May 24
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May 24, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
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Doctors and nurses are dying from COVID-19 due to the scarcity of masks and other personal protective equipment. In the face of extraordinary risk, is there a limit to healthcare providers’ Hippocratic duty to care for their patients?
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Is criminalization justified for the sake of public health?
Sun, May 17
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May 17, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
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A discussion on whether criminal sanctions should be used for public health goals in a pandemic. Led by Teddy Weinstein, JD. Teddy Weinstein is a lawyer licensed to practice in Ontario. He completed his articling at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and was called to the Bar in 2019.
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Who gets the ventilator?
Sun, May 03
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May 03, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
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When there is a finite resource, that everyone has a right to, how should it be allocated? Is discrimination avoidable? Is equality the better principle? Is equity? Is utility? Join Nipa as she leads the discussion this Sunday, May 3rd.
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The Utility of a Bioethicist
Sun, Apr 26
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Apr 26, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
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What is a bioethicist's role during a pandemic? What is it like to explore the pandemic's most difficult dilemmas? What does it mean for bioethics to be more relevant than ever?
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Are Pandemic Ethics Actually Ethical?
Sun, Apr 19
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Apr 19, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT
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Join us for a relevant discussion on how ethics change when we shift focus from the individual's welfare to the population's. Lead by Jordan Joseph Wadden, University of British Columbia.
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The Costs of Social Distancing
Sun, Apr 12
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Apr 12, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
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As we distance ourselves from each other for the greater good, how are you processing the sacrifices we've had to make? From the devastated economy, to our privacy, to our fragmented social lives - join us to discuss the costs of social distancing.
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Protecting the Vulnerable: Beneficence or Paternalism?
Sun, Apr 05
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Apr 05, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
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During COVID-19, are long-term care residents particularly obligated to follow public health measures? Have you found yourself begging a loved one to stay physically isolated? Why should the vulnerable comply?
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Café Bioethics: Biobanking and Informed Consent
Fri, Jan 31
Hart House (Committee's Room - 2nd Fl)
Jan 31, 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM
Hart House (Committee's Room - 2nd Fl), 7 Hart House Cir, Toronto, ON M5S 3H3, Canada
Diseases need cures, and cures need research, but research needs biological material... and a lot of it. Do you consent to yours being used?
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