Breakthroughs in the health sciences offer tremendous hope. But with progress come new legal, policy, and ethical challenges. The Centre is an interdisciplinary hub for the generation of new ideas and evidence and their translation to impact policymakers and practitioners and to benefit the public.


Machine M.D.
Conference on the Law, Policy and Ethics of Tomorrow's AI and Big Data in Healthcare

May 31/June 1 2019
University of Ottawa

Free opening keynote / Registration required for full conference.
Registration now open!


7 Feb Lunch Talk: The politics of pharmacare and health insurance reform: Lessons for Canada from the U.S.

Theodore R. Marmor
Yale School of Management

University of Calgary School of Public Policy

Colleen M. Flood
University of Ottawa Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics

7 February 2019
11:30 am–1:00 pm
Fauteux Hall room 302

Lunch provided.

The Ottawa Hospital Internship

Applications for health law internships at The Ottawa Hospital in Spring 2019 are now open. Deadline Monday February 4. Click above for details!

Internship for Health Law Students at O'Neill Institute

The Centre has partnered with the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University to send one uOttawa J.D. student as a summer intern in 2019. If selected, the student will work full time in D.C. on a range of academic and policy programs in health law (English only). Applications are due 1 February. Click the title above for more information.

Ottawa Hub for Harm Reduction is tweeting

And it is glorious. The Twitter channel for the newly formed Ottawa Hub for Harm Reduction is up and running and full of info! Check out @ottawaharmredux.

Annual Report 2017–18 is up!

Click on "Annual Report" in the main menu above to see what the Centre has been up to in 2017–18.

Colleen M. Flood: YouTube Brief on Why We Need Universal Pharmacare

In light of the ongoing debate in Parliament, Centre Director Colleen Flood has released a YouTube brief on why universal pharmacare would be a boon to Canada. Click link above to view.

Explore graduate studies in Health Law, Policy, and Ethics

See under "Students" in the main menu above to learn about opportunities for graduate studies at the Centre, including our new LL.M. concentration.


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