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

American College of Physicians opposes legalization of physician-assisted suicide

 Excerpt: "...the ACP believes that the ethical arguments against legalizing physician-assisted suicide remain the most compelling. On the basis of substantive ethics, clinical practice, policy, and other concerns articulated in this position paper, the ACP does not support legalization of physician-assisted suicide."

To read the full position paper please go to:

"Co-Morbid Pain and Dementia: A Case Study as Impetus for Change"

Don't miss this timely article prepared for the deVeber Institute and authored by Jean Echlin (RN, MSN), Kathryn Pfaff (RN, PhD) and Aleshia Johnston. 

"Co-Morbid Pain and Dementia: A Case Study as Impetus for Change"

Summer 2017 deVeber News

Find out what's been happening at the deVeber Institute this summer!


Perspectives 2017 Newsletter

Perspectives 2017 Newsletter is available now!

To read the complete articles, click on the newsletter attached below.

Videos from our 3rd Summer Symposium!

This summer, we partnered up with Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto to present our 3rd summer symposium, entitled, "One Year Later: The Aftermath of Assisted Suicide in Canada." At this dynamic and explosive event we discussed the impact of the Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) law has had on Canadians over the past year. There have been 1,324 MAiD cases. What else has the law done? Read and watch videos below for details!

We had 5 speakers with us this year, in addition to an expert panel.