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!


Lunch Talk: Law and the Front Lines of the Opioid Crisis

Dr. Jeff Turnbull
Medical Director
Ottawa Inner City Health

Bobby Jamison
Overdose Prevention Ottawa

Vanessa Gruben
Ottawa Hub for Harm Reduction

26 February 2019
11:30 am–1:00 pm
Fauteux Hall room 361

Lunch provided.

Book Launch: Surrogacy in Canada: Critical Perspectives in Law and Policy

Free munchies / Cash bar
Meet and mingle
Hear from the contributors
All welcome!

28 February 2019
5:00–7:00 pm
Alex Trebek Alumni Hall room 116
157 Séraphin-Marion

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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