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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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  • Jul 26, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
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    What might we learn about access and justice if we follow the slippery slope all the way down? Join us to explore what society might look like in this fascinating thought experiment. Led by Sean Riley, MSc, MA.
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  • Jul 19, 2020, 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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  • Sun, Jul 12
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    Jul 12, 2020, 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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  • Jun 28, 2020, 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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  • Jun 23, 2020, 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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  • Jun 22, 2020, 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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  • Jun 21, 2020, 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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  • Jun 16, 2020, 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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  • Sun, Jun 14
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    Jun 14, 2020, 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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  • Sun, Jun 07
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    Jun 07, 2020, 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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  • Sun, May 31
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    May 31, 2020, 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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  • May 24, 2020, 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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  • May 17, 2020, 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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  • Sun, May 03
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    May 03, 2020, 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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  • Apr 26, 2020, 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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  • Apr 19, 2020, 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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  • Apr 12, 2020, 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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  • Apr 05, 2020, 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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  • Fri, Jan 31
    Hart House (Committee's Room - 2nd Fl)
    Jan 31, 2020, 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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