Iris Coates McCall and Caitlin Courchesne receive awards at the 2018 International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting

Neuroethics Canada congratulates Iris Coates McCall and Caitlin Courchesne for receiving the following awards at the recent 2018 International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting held at San Diego, CA!

  • Springer Book Prize (Top Poster Presentations)
  • Outstanding Abstract Award
    Iris Coates McCall


  • Book Award Sponsored by Elsevier (Top Poster Presentations)
    Caitlin Courchesne

Iris Coates McCall – 2018 INS Presentation

Iris Coates McCall – 2018 INS poster

Caitlin Courchesne – 2018 INS Poster

Caitlin Courchesne, Judy Illes, and Iris Coates McCall at the 2018 INS Meeting



2018 Brain Awareness Week – Annual Neuroethics Distinguished Lecture

Neuroethics Canada is pleased to invite you to the

2018 Dana Foundation Brain Awareness Week Distinguished Neuroethics Lecture
Medical Aid in Dying in Canada: Where are we and where are we going?

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Queen Elizabeth Theatre (Salons)
650 Hamilton St., Vancouver, BC, V6B 5N6
Alice MacKay Room, Vancouver Public Library (Central Branch in Downtown)
350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 6B1
(Corner of W Georgia St, and Homer St.)

Jennifer A. Chandler, LLM
Bertram Loeb Research Chair and Professor
Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics, Faculty of Law
University of Ottawa

Comments by:

  • Hervé Chneiweiss, MD, PhD, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
  • Joseph J. Fins, MD, MACP, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, USA

Nearly two years after the start of medical aid in dying in Canada, many questions remain about the meaning and scope of the law. Who is in and who is out? What about organ donation after medical aid in dying? This seismic shift in the social and medical landscape continues to be controversial, with ongoing court challenges to the law, and strong opinions on all sides over whether Canada has got it right.

Meet the speakers at the reception following the lecture!
Everyone is welcome.

This public event is free, but tickets are required.
Get your tickets here:

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!


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

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!

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

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!

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

100 Years WISE: Women in Science and Engineering, Bridging the Past and the Future, A UBC Centennial Session


Wednesday, March 9, 2016
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Chan Shun Hall, The Chan Centre for Performing Arts
6265 Crescent Rd, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1

The 100 Years WISE will provide an opportunity for our community to discuss and raise awareness about women in leadership, gender diversity, and ways to integrate women in science, medicine and engineering across a wide range of education, government, and professional sectors.

Join us to inspire women and men, girls and boys from all corners of the community!

The UBC centennial sessions are a series of events and lectures covering various topics from economics to the arts, climate change to global health, all to celebrate UBC’s remarkable achievements over the past 100 years. 100 Years WISE will be one of the featured events, engaging the UBC academic community and the broader public in lively discussions to share ideas, discoveries, research findings and future visions for UBC and the world.

This event is FREE! Get your tickets here:

For more information, please visit or contact

2016 Alzheimer Update Forum

UBC Clinic for Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders invite you to the 2016 Update on Alzheimer disease. This forum will feature some of the foremost experts on a wide variety of topics in Alzheimer disease and other dementias from basic mechanisms to current clinical research and therapy.

The Centre will greatly facilitate the flow of ideas between the research and clinical teams, allowing us to move more rapidly towards reaching our most urgent goal of improving patient care, and aiming for prevention and cure of this disease.

View the program here: (PDF)
For more information, or to RSVP, email


Building Bridges to Support Individuals with FASD

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Rm. 3113, Child and Family Research Institute
950 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

FREE ADMISSION – Everyone is welcome!

Featured speakers:
Dr. James Reynolds, Professor, Queen’s University
Dr. Amy Salmon, Executive Director, CanFASD
Dr. Nina Di Pietro, Research Associate, National Core for Neuroethics, UBC

This forum aims to give communities and individuals affected by FASD an opportunity to hear from researchers and health science experts about the latest developments in FASD diagnosis and treatment, with a focus on challenges and opportunities for improving access to supports and services.

For more information, please visit

FASD Community Forum