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.


Litigating the Right to Health in Brazil

Fernando Aith (Health Law Research Centre, University of Sāo Paulo, Brazil)
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.)
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 / Full pub menu and alcoholic drinks available for order.
Please RSVP to healthlaw@uottawa.ca.

Mental Health and Incarceration

Adelina Iftene (Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University)
26 March 2020, 11:30 am–1:00 pm
Fauteux Hall room 302

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

7, 8 May 2020
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.

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.
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