All events are open to the public and free unless otherwise noted.

Lunchtime events include a sandwich lunch.

Most events do not require RSVP, but see event descriptions for exceptions.


Eating the Flesh with Its Life? Jehovah's Witnesses and the Law and Ethics of "Bloodless" Transplants

Tracey Elliott
Leicester Law School, U.K.
Jennifer Chandler
uOttawa CHLPE
September 25, 11:30 am–1:00 pm
Fauteux Hall 202
Limited space. Please RSVP to


Assistive Technology as Health Care: Promises and Cautions to the Aging Population

Katherine Wayne
University of Ottawa Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics
October 11, 11:30 am–1:00 pm
Fauteux Hall 351


Taking Stock: The State of Food Law & Policy in Canada
2nd Annual Canadian National Food Law and Policy Conference

November 2–4
(Co-sponsored by University of Ottawa Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics).


Honoring the Water Walkers: Indigenous Peoples and Access to and Protection of Water

Aimée Craft
Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba
Laurie Chan
Canada Research Chair in Toxicology and Environmental Health
University of Ottawa
Yvonne Boyer
University of Ottawa Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics
November 15, 11:30 am–1:00 pm
Fauteux Hall 351
Co-sponsored by the Centre for Environmental Law and Global Sustainability.


Intellectual Property, Global Health, and the New International Economic Order

Sam Halabi
School of Law, University of Missouri, U.S.A.
February 13, 11:30 am–1:00 pm
Fauteux Hall 302


Patient Safety in Nursing Homes

Lorian Hardcastle
Faculty of Law, University of Calgary
March 8, 11:30 am–1:00 pm
Fauteux Hall 302


Speaker event TBD

March 29, 11:30 am–1:00 pm
Fauteux Hall 302


Is Two-Tier Care the Future? Private Finance in Canadian Medicare
2nd Annual Health Law Day (Conference)

April 6, 7
Keynote speakers:
Greg Marchildon 
Ontario Research Chair in Health Policy and System Design
Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
Martha Jackman 
University of Ottawa Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics
Danielle Martin 
Vice President Medical Affairs and Health System Solutions
Women’s College Hospital, Toronto
Kent Roach 
Prichard Wilson Chair in Law and Public Policy
Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
Katharine Young
Law School, Boston College, U.S.A.
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