This seminar series brings guest speakers to the Faculty of Law to stimulate the discussion of issues related to the intersection of law with health care and related ethical and social issues.

2021-2022 Schedule

Date of Seminar

Speaker

Title

Thursday October 14 2021

 

Lisa Forman, Canada Research Chair in Human Rights & Global Health Equity, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

“Can we move beyond vaccine apartheid? The right to health and global access to COVID vaccines”

Thursday October 28, 2021

Sonu K. Gaind, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

Commentator: Derryck H. Smith, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia

"Canada's Headlong Assisted Death Expansion: Compassionate Medical Assistance in Dying, or Negligent Social Suicide Promotion?"

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Thursday, November 11, 2021

Jillian Clare Kohler, PhD Professor, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, Dalla Lana School of Public Health & Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy

Commentators: Jonathan Cushing, Transparency International and Mostafa Hunter, Corruption and Risk Managament, UNDP

“Corruption Risks in the Deployment of COVID-19 Vaccines: A Clear and Present Threat to Global Public Health”

January 20, 2022

Leigh Turner, Director, Centre for Bioethics, University of California Irvine

Commentator: Amy Zarzeczny, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina

"The American Stem Cell Sell: Bioethics, Law, and U.S. Businesses Selling Unproven and Unlicensed "Stem Cell" Interventions"

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Event Poster (PDF)

February 3, 2022

Patrick Garon-Sayegh, SJD candidate, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

Commentators:

Bernard Dickens, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
Ross Upshur, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

"Of Medical Malpractice and Methodology: Health Law Research and the Quality of Clinical Care"

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Event Poster (PDF)

 

February 17, 2022

Ruqaiijah Yearby, Professor, Faculty of Law, Saint Louis University,

Commentator: Emily Simmonds, Centre for Wise Practices in Indigenous Health, Women’s College Hospital, Toronto

"Systemic Racism, The Government's Pandemic Response, and Racial Inequalities in COVID-19" 

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Event Poster (PDF)

March 2, 2022

Deborah Stienstra, Jarislowsky Chair in Social Work Director, Life Work Well Research Centre & Valérie Grand'Maison, researcher, Live Work Well Research Centre, Guelph University

Commentators:

Sarah Jama, co-founder Disability Justice Network of Ontario
Gabrielle Peters, co-founder Disability Filibuster

"Consistently excluded: A disability inclusion analysis of Canada’s COVID-19 policies" 

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Event Poster (PDF)

March 31, 2022

Kevin Bardosh, PhD, Affiliate Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, University of Washington  

Stefan Baral, MD, MPH, Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health  

Rachel Gur-Arie, PhD, Hecht-Levi Fellow, Berman Institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins University  

Trudo Lemmens, LLM (bioethics), DCL, Scholl Chair in Health Law and Policy, Faculty of Law and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto  

Commentators:

Alison Thompson, PhD, Associate Professor, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto  

Bill Bogart, LLB, LLM, Distinguished Professor of Law, Windsor University Faculty of Law  

Peter Doshi, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy  

"The Unintended Consequences of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates: Why They May Cause More Harm Than Good" 

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Event Poster (PDF)

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