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2016 Newsletter

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

Medical Ethics in an Age of Medically Assisted Dying and Reproductive Decisions

Medical Ethics in an Age of Medically Assisted Dying and Reproductive Decisions
 

You're invited to our second annual summer symposium which will take place on July 15th! This event will feature speakers including: Jean Echlin, Dr. Kathy Pfaff, Dr. Shawn Whatley, and Prof. Ian Gentles. Our summer interns will also be presenting on the current research going on at the Institute.

DeVeber is Hiring Summer Interns !

Submission to Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights

The following submission was delivered to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights on Monday, May 3rd, 2016:
 
Bill C 14 on Medical Assistance in Dying Comment by Ian Gentles, Research Director, and Martha Crean, Co-President, deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research 
 
Bill C14 is a significant improvement over the Parliamentary Committee’s recommendations in February. Given the recent experience at Attawapiskat the last thing we need is easier access to suicide for teenagers. In fact the Canadian Paediatric Society opposes the legalization of assisted dying for minors. Many psychologists and psychiatrists have spoken out against assisted dying for those suffering from mental illness such as depression.

Headlines Worth Reading

Euthanasia and physician assisted suicide (physician assisted death) have been in the news lately. Here is just a few of the articles worth reading....

Cardinal Collins video response to Parliamentary Report: http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=cardinal+collins+video+%2b+euthanasia&view=detail&mid=5D1AEE3DBE11A681C7225D1AEE3DBE11A681C722&FORM=VIRE

Assisted dying report goes beyond scope, ignores evidence

David Baker and Trudo Lemmens

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/assisted-dying-report-goes-beyond-scope-ignores-evidence/article28939386/