On Thursday, November 24th the deVeber Institute held its 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) via conference call. The meeting's minutes will be made available later this week. For the Executive Director's Report and a summary of everything the deVeber Institute has been able to accomplish this year thanks to the generous support of our donors please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We greatly appreciate the support we have received this year from our donors! Please consider making a donation today, on Giving Tuesday, to enable us to continue and plan for more important initiatives in 2017.
The Hush International Trailer is an attention grabbing introduction to the award winning, riveting documentary, that tackles one of the most important and controversial issues of our time; abortion & women's health.
To watch the trailer visit: https://www.reelhouse.org/mightymotionpictures/hushfilm/hush-international-trailer
Our newest co-op student, Jade Meawasige, has watched the film and offers her reflection as a 16-year-old young woman faced with this startling information concerning women's health and what we are not being told.
Annual Public Lecture Review
The deVeber Institute hosted it's Annual Public Lecture on Thursday Oct.27th 2016 at 7:00pm. Our Special Guest this year was Dr. Ewan Goligher who spoke "On Saying "No": the Ethics of Conscientious Objection in Healthcare". The event was co-hosted by Wycliffe College in Sharton Hall at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Ewan Goliger is a physiologist and an intensive care physician. He studied biochemistry and medicine at UBC and trained in internal medicine and critical care medicine in Toronto. He earned his PhD in respiratory physiology at the University of Toronto and divides his time between clinical care and research. He has written and spoken on ethical issues in end-of-life care and conscientious objection.
What a Team
Kudos to our excellent summer student interns for their great work on pregnancy and end-of-life research. Thanks to the Canada Summer Jobs program and the volunteer mentorship of Institute members.
Mariya-Kvitlana Tsap 3rd yr International Relations and Public Policy, University of Toronto
“Working at the deVeber Institute this summer, with such a wonderful team, was an eye-opening experience as I had the chance to delve deeper into women’s health issues in the developing world.”
Katie Pfaff 2nd yr Social Work & Disability Studies, University of Windsor
The deVeber Institute recently hosted our summer symposium entitled "Medical Ethics in an Age of Reproductive Decisions and Medical Aid in Dying". The event was a great success and over 115 people attended. The day was filled with thoughtful discussion and thorough presentations of new emerging research.
We had a total of four guest speakers as well as five student presentations from our summer interns.
Our first presenter was Dr. Kathy Pfaff. Her presentation was entitled Medical Aid in Dying: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing. She spoke about the fundamental definition of dignity and compassion, the clinical improvements experienced from palliative care and medical ethics in light of Bill C-14.