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.
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Seeking Associate Director

We're excited to announce a great employment opportunity at the University of Ottawa Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics. We're looking for an Associate Director for a two-year contract (with possibility of renewal). Qualified candidates will have a post-graduate degree in Law (LL.M. or Ph.D.), preferably with expertise in health law. Bilingualism is an asset but not required.
The Associate Director will work with the Director and Coordinator to lead strategic research initiatives and obtain funding for them, teach health law courses, manage and establish new training programs, and help plan a lively event roster (invited speakers, colloquia, Cafés Scientifiques, international conferences, etc.)
For more information and to apply please go here.
DEADLINE: 1 December 2019.


Litigating the Right to Health in Brazil

Fernando Aith (Health Law Research Centre, University of Sāo Paulo, Brazil)
Colleen M. Flood (Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa)

4 February 2020, 11:30 am–1:00 pm
Fauteux Hall room 361

The Privilege of "Best Interests": Why Family Decision-Makers in Health Care Should Not Be Considered Fiduciaries

Jennifer Herbst (Fulbright Visiting Scholar from Quinnipiac University School of Law, U.S.A.)
Jennifer Chandler (Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa)

6 February 2020, 11:30 am–1:00 pm
Fauteux Hall room 302

Café Scientifique: Challenges in Organ Donation and Transplantation

Jennifer Chandler (CHLPE)
Vanessa Gruben (CHLPE)
Sonny Dhanani (Chief, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, CHEO)

Moderator: Colleen M. Flood (Director, CHLPE)

Thurs 13 February 2020, 5:30–8:00 pm
Atelier at 95 Clegg St. (St. Paul University, red door)

Short talks by our panel of experts to set the table for a free-flowing discussion with the audience over food and drink in an informal setting.

Pub food and non-alcoholic drinks provided / Alcoholic drinks available for order.

Please RSVP to healthlaw@uottawa.ca.

Annual Report 2018–19

Our Annual Report is posted! Click to view...

Colleen M. Flood on CBC's Ontario Today on Pharmacare: The Promise and Perils

Three of the 5 parties in the House of Commons have committed to free medication. Open lines with a proponent, Prof. Colleen Flood, the University Research Chair in Health Law and Policy at the University of Ottawa.

Machine M.D. conference full panel videos and slide decks now available.

Click on Conferences -> Past Conferences above.

The new J.D. Option in Health Law is now available.

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.

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.


For more news from the Centre, please follow us on Twitter @OttawaHealthLaw, follow the Health Law Students' Association Facebook page, and sign up for email alerts here!

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