Upcoming Events

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

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


Medicine Unbundled: A Journey through the Minefields of Indigenous Health

Gary Geddes (Investigative Author)
7 October 2019, 5:30–7:00 pm
Alex Trebek Alumni Hall room 116
A reading from Gary's recent book followed by discussion with the audience.

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.)
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)
Dr. Sonny Dhahani (Chief, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, CHEO)
Moderator: Colleen M. Flood (Director, CHLPE)
13 February 2020, 5:30–8:00 pm
Local Pub TBD
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 / Full pub menu and alcoholic drinks available for order.

Annual Ottawa-McGill Graduate Student Colloquium in Health Law, Policy and Ethics

May 2020, dates TBD
Location TBD
An annual all-day event where graduate students from Ottawa, McGill, and other universities present their research at the cutting edge of health law and field discussion with an open audience. A great way to see snapshots of the cutting edge of research across dozens of topics.

First, Do Less Harm: Harm Reduction as a Principle of Health Law and Policy (Conference)

14–15 May 2020
University of Ottawa
The Ottawa Hub for Harm Reduction together with the Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics will hold a two-day conference at the University of Ottawa on May 14-15, 2020 examining current challenges and opportunities for developing innovative harm reduction approaches in Canada. Details, call for papers, and registration forthcoming.
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