The deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research conducts and disseminates research on topics connected to human life in its biological, social and ethical dimensions. These topics are selected for study depending on emerging medical, technological and social developments. In undertaking this work the Institute believes that a sense of the inherent value and dignity of human life and of the human person as an end and not a means is a foundational perspective to bring to bear on its work.

The Institute's research may be original or may consist of reviews of existing literature. In each case the Institute's work is to be of the highest academic quality, though accessible to the general public.

From the Director's Desk

Palliative Care Report: Special Edition of Perspectives

Articles include:
  1. In Pain – But Cannot Ask For Help Groundbreaking Research Showing the Way Forward
  2. The DeVeber Institute joins the 20th International Congress on Palliative Care. Dr. Balfour Mount, the father of Palliative Care in North America established the Congress and this year we were there!
  3. Announcing the Jean Echlin Award for Ethics in Palliative Care and the winners are...

Watch it now! Latest research from Canada, USA and Europe on euthanasia and assisted suicide VIDEO

Video of the deVeber Institute's Annual Public Lecture: Latest research from Canada, USA and Europe on euthanasia and assisted suicide with guest key-note speaker Alex Schadenberg is available for you to view now! The whole presentation may be viewed here.

Giving Tuesday!

Today is Giving Tuesday!

Please consider making a donation today to support the work of the deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research.

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Thank you for your support :)

2014 Newsletter Available Now!

Highlights include:
  • Feature story: New Book Shatters Myths about Abortion Complications: Abortion’s Impact on Women
Complications: Abortion’s Impact on Women covers more than 650 scientific articles and studies, in 21 diverse chapters in four major sections: The Big Picture, The Medical Impact, The Psychological and Social Impact, and Women’s voices.
  • Autism: New Attitudes, Approaches and Assumptions cafe scientifique event a success!
Help can start for babies as young as 12 months old
“If you intervene earlier, you can change the developmental trajectory of the child…Research shows shared positive effect means feeling good, and when kids are feeling good they are able to learn better.”  Dr.

2014 Newsletter Available Now!

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