Cafe Scientifique - Stem Cells: The Hope, the Hype, & the Reality Part #1 - Lorraine McCallum's Talk

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The deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research hosted a stem cell pub talk in Toronto, Canada on July 3, 2012 with stem cell transplant patient Lorraine McCallum and CIHR researchers Dr. David Hill and Dr. Michael Fehlings. Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. First speaker: Lorraine McCallum Only days after giving birth to her third daughter, Lorraine was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells. Lorraine received an autologous stem cell transplant in 2009. She is currently in remission. Lorraine shares her experience as a patient benefitting from adult stem cell research.

Deveber Institute: Post Secondary Education and Parenting

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The deVeber Institute's nationwide study of resources available to pregnant and parenting students on university campuses in Canada.

Most women feel that if they become pregnant while attending a post-secondary school, they cannot both complete their education and proceed with the pregnancy.

One way to analyze this option is to discover what kind of resources are available to this specific group of students. When pregnant and parenting students cannot find campus resources the message is clear: your time here is over.

The deVeber Institute of Bioethics and Social Research compiled a survey that consisted of six categories: education, housing, child care, health care, child-friendly campus and financial aid. This survey was completed for each of the 86 registered Canadian universities and each university was asked the same questions.

For more details of this study and The deVeber Institute please visit

Compassionate End of Life Care: for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

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At an evening co-hosted by L'Arche Toronto and the deVeber institute, three speakers share the challenges and joys of caring for people who are at the end of their lives.

Susan Morgan, MDiv, community chaplain with Saint Elizabeth Health Care, York Region, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Paul Zeni, MD, family physician and palliative care consultant for North Halton, Ontario, Canada

Jane Powell, graduate of a Certificate Program in Grief and Bereavement and co-facillitator of a grief group for members of L'Arche Toronto with developmental disabilities.