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

31 May, 1 June 2019
University of Ottawa

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


RA positions for J.D. students, summer 2019

Professor Colleen M. Flood and the Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics are seeking two full-time (or 3–4 part-time) Research Assistants for the summer of 2019. The positions involve research into on more of the following topics:

i. issues of health law privacy that arise with emerging digital health technologies and the spread of patient portals.

ii. research into the regulation of ‘two-tier’ health care across the OECD, and its impact, on wait times in universal health care systems.

iii. research into the financing and regulation of long-term care.

iv. assistance in preparation of a chapter on harm reduction for a textbook in public health

v. assistance in working on course materials for the next academic year in courses relating to public health law and policy and for comparative health systems law and policy

vi. assistance in preparing a manuscript relating to artificial intelligence in health care and in submitting a multi-year research grant application supporting further research on this topic.

Please follow the link for details!

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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