Neuroethics Canada’s Dr. Judy Illes Appointed to the Order of Canada

On December 29, 2017, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, announced 125 new appointments to the Order of Canada  We are pleased to share that Neuroethics Canada’s Dr. Judy Illes was included in this year’s appointments! 
 
Dr. Illes was appointed as a Member of the Order of the Canada for her contributions to the field of neurology, including pioneering research that has highlighted the ethical, social and legal implications of advances in neuroscience.
About Dr. Judy Illes
Dr. Judy Illes, Professor of Neurology and Canada Research Chair in Neuroethics at UBC, is Director of the National Core for Neuroethics at UBC, and faculty in the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health at UBC and the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. Dr. Illes also holds affiliate appointments in the School of Population and Public Health and the School of Journalism at UBC, and in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, USA.
 
A pioneer and eminent scholar in the field of neuroethics, she has made groundbreaking contributions to ethical, social, and policy challenges at the intersection of biomedical ethics and neuroscience, with a specific focus on aging and dementia, addiction and mental health, neuroimaging, stem cells, cross-cultural values, and the commercialization of health care.
 

She is Vice-Chair of the Internal Advisory Board of the Institute of Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction, Vice Chair of the Standing Committee on Ethics for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and an inaugural member of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Leadership Forum. Dr. Illes is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


About the Order of Canada
Established in 1967 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Order of Canada is the cornerstone of the Canadian Honours System, and recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. The Order recognizes people in all sectors of Canadian society. Their contributions are varied, yet they have all enriched the lives of others and made a difference to this country. Since its creation, more than 6 000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order. The Order of Canada’s motto is DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM (They desire a better country). Her Majesty The Queen is the Sovereign of the Order, and the governor general is the chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order.

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Neuroethics Canada Wins First Place at 2018 Brain Awareness Week Sticker Design Contest

Neuroethics Canada is pleased to share that our submission for the 2018 Brain Awareness Week (BAW) Sticker Design Contest won first place and will be the face of next year’s festivities!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and votes! 
 
You can read more about our in-house brain illustrator, Marianne Bacani, her experience on creating the winning design, and what Neuroethics Canada has planned for the 2018 BAW here:
 
In the meantime, make sure to follow us online through our socials (@NeuroethicsUBC) for the latest and other updates about our free open-to-the-public events for 2018 BAW and other projects!
 
We look forward to seeing you all at next year’s BAW celebrations!

 

What’s New in Stem Cell Research? From the Lab to the Clinic and Beyond

Monday, December 11, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Community Centre
2690 Larch St., Vancouver, BC, V6K 4K9

Come join us for a lively discussion with our experts about opportunities and challenges in stem cell research and treatment.

FREE ADMISSION – Everyone is welcome!
Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP now! https://goo.gl/7N9rqW

 

SPEAKERS:
Harold Atkins, MD, FRCPC
Hematologist, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, The Ottawa Hospital
Associate Professor of Clinical Hematology, University of Ottawa

Tania Bubela, JD, PhD
Professor and Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University

Fabio Rossi, MD, PhD
Director, The Biomedical Research Centre
Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia

MODERATORS:
Shelly Benjaminy, MSc
PhD Candidate, Experimental Medicine Program, University of British Columbia

Judy Illes, PhD, FRSC, FCAHS
Canada Research Chair in Neuroethics
Professor of Neurology, University of British Columbia

RSVP now! https://goo.gl/7N9rqW

GTG Community Conversations WHAT'S NEW IN STEM CELL RESEARCH Dec 11 2017

Vote for our design submission at the 2018 Brain Awareness Week Sticker Design Contest!

Neuroethics Canada is excited to share that our entry for the 2018 Brain Awareness Week Sticker Design Contest has been chosen as 1 of the top 5 finalists!

Our design, as seen below, was created by our in-house “brain illustrator”, Marianne Bacani, as a representation of the diverse and festive annual worldwide celebration of the brain!

Help us win by voting for our design through the link below:
https://on.dana.org/2h7PZzP

BAW Sticker Design Contest Marianne Bacani

Voting is open to the public and will be live until November 30, 2017.

 


Brain Awareness Week:
Brain Awareness Week is the global campaign, hosted by the Dana Foundation, to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. Every March, BAW unites the efforts of partner organizations worldwide in a celebration of the brain for people of all ages. Activities are limited only by the organizers’ imaginations and include open days at neuroscience labs; exhibitions about the brain; lectures on brain-related topics; social media campaigns; displays at libraries and community centers; classroom workshops; and more.

Vote for our video at the 2017 IHDCYH Talks Video Competition!

Neuroethics Canada is excited to share that our video submission, Words, Worlds, and Wisdom, is in competition!

Words, Worlds and Wisdom: Conversations in ethics and neurodevelopment disorders

Watch the video here: https://goo.gl/qiV7TQ

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Please VOTE for our video by clicking on the “thumbs up” icon before November 30th, 2017 at 5:00 pm EDT!

This video highlights the importance of the terminology used to describe disabilities around the world with an emphasis on words used to describe neurodevelopment disorders (NDDs). Words can both reflect and propagate how children with disabilities are perceived and may perceive themselves. “Words, Worlds, and Wisdom” provides examples, including the use of person-first and identity-first language in English-speaking countries, as well as stigmatizing and elevating terminology from other languages. We conclude with suggestions for making the best choices about language to refer to students with NDDs.

 


The IHDCYH Talks Video Competition is a unique opportunity to submit a short video that presents a clear evidence-based message to a lay audience that is designed to have a positive impact on the health of children, youth and families. The objective of the competition is to profile research and ideas within IHDCYH’s mandate to improve knowledge translation and help demonstrate the impact that evidence can and does have on maternal, reproductive, child and youth health in Canada.

Neuroethics: Anticipating the Future

Over the last decade, there have been unparalleled advances in our understanding of brain sciences. But with the development of tools that can manipulate brain function, there are pressing ethical implications to this newfound knowledge of how the brain works. In Neuroethics: Anticipating the Future, a distinguished group of contributors tackle current and critical ethical questions and offer forward-looking insights.

What new balances should be struck between diagnosis and prediction, or invasive and non-invasive interventions, given the rapid advances in neuroscience? Are new criteria needed for the clinical definition of death for those eligible for organ donation? As data from emerging technologies are made available on public databases, what frameworks will maximize benefits while ensuring privacy of health information? These challenging questions, along with numerous other neuroethical concerns, are discussed in depth.

Written by eminent scholars from diverse disciplines including neurology and neuroscience, ethics and law, public health and philosophy, this new volume on neuroethics sets out the many necessary considerations for the future. It is essential reading for the field of neuroethics, neurosciences and psychology, and an invaluable resource for physicians in neurological medicine, academics in humanities and law, and health policy makers.

Neuroethics: Anticipating the Future is now available. Get your copy now!
https://goo.gl/d7knyK

Café Neuroéthique – Inside Out: The Science Behind Kids’ Brains, A UBC Centennial Event

Monday, June 6, 2016
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Science World at the TELUS World of Science
1455 Quebec St., Vancouver, BC, V6A 3Z7

Come join us for a lively discussion with our experts on the science behind kids’ brains!

FREE ADMISSION – Everyone is welcome!

Featuring:
Jehannine Austin, PhD, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia
Patrick McDonald, MD, FRCSC, Div. of Pediatric Neurosurgery, BC Children’s Hospital
Alex Rauscher, PhD, Dept. of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia
Julie Robillard, PhD, Moderator, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, University of British Columbia
Judy Illes, PhD, FRSC, FCAHS, Moderator, National Core for Neuroethics, University of British Columbia

Please join us!

Inside Out The Science Behind Kids Brains June 6 2016 Science World