The rapid evolution of AI technologies has made a profound impact on the world of medicine, leading to significant advances in how technologies can interface with the human nervous system. But the use of AI-based neuroprostheses as medical devices raises a number of questions: Which AI-elements should future neuroprostheses incorporate or leave out? What technical design choices or regulatory measures are required to proceed safely? How can we support patients in clinical decision-making to avoid overblown hopes and to know—to borrow Thomas Nagel’s famous phrase—“what it’s like to have a hybrid mind”?
Congratulations to the organizers of the annual Souper Français which was held on January 8, 2021. It was a huge success with over 220 students, lawyers, judges and professors in attendance. The guest of honour was the Honourable Justice Andromache Karakatsanis of the Supreme Court of Canada who gave a beautiful speech.
Alumna Emily Leduc Gagné, JD ’19, magna cum laude, is a great example of a non-traditional path to becoming a lawyer and how one can have multiple careers. She moved to Montreal as a teen for her career as a professional contemporary ballet dancer and completed her BA in English literature with a minor in education at McGill University during that time.
To coincide with International Anti-Corruption Day on December 9th, 2020, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) featureda virtual presentation by Part-Time Professors Noah Arshinoff (Faculty of Law, Common Law Section) and Marc Tassé (Telfer School of Management,Faculty of Law, Common Law Section) as part of its 2020 Knowledge Partner talks.
La Fondation franco-ontarienne has chosen Common Law’s Anne Levesque as a finalist for a Prix Saphir in the Community Engagment category. The Prix Saphir aim to recognize and promote the commitment, excellence and influence of women in the Franco-Ontarian community.
Professor Samuel Singer is the guest editor of a new special issue of the Canadian Journal of Law and Society, entitled On the Margins of Trans Legal Change, with fellow guest editor Ido Katri (University of Toronto). The publication is the continuation of a project seeking to amplify trans legal studies in Canada, which was the focus of a conference at McGill University’s Faculty of Law in May 2019.