Following are links to some highlight opinion editorials and other media appearances by Centre members (click to read). For full media lists please contact faculty directly.



Five decades in the making, our national pharmacare still has a long way to go.
Colleen M. Flood. Globe and Mail, 13 June 2019.

A federal committee’s final report recommends a universal, single-payer system, but differs in some key ways from universal health care.
Colleen M. Flood. Policy Options, 14 June 2019.

New technologies for the brain require ethical approaches to innovation.
Judy Illes, Jennifer Chandler. The Conversation, 26 June 2019.

Le vapotage, populaire et... dangereux ?
Patrick Fafard. CBC Radio-Canada.

Nova Scotia now a leader in medical assistance in dying.
Jocelyn Downie, Daphne Gilbert. The Guardian, 19 September 2019.

New reproductive technology regulations don’t go far enough.
Alana Cattapan, Vanessa Gruben, Angela Cameron. Policy Options, 15 April 2019.

Ebola au Congo : les vaccins sont rationnés, dénonce Médecins sans frontières.
Jason Nickerson. La Presse, 2 October 2019.

‘We’re focusing on the most invisible of injuries’: Research project targets mental health at work.
w/ Ivy Lynn Bourgeault. Global News, 24 January 2019.

Vaccination records startup CANImmunize spins out of Ottawa Hospital.
w/ Kumanan Wilson. Ottawa Business Journal, 10 October 2019.

To combat anti-vaxxer myths, teach children – not parents – to be immunity warriors.
Kumanan Wilson. Globe and Mail, 12 April 2019.



Lori Beaman

2017 “Reframing Assisted Dying: Nonreligion and the Law,” Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network, NSRN Blog, 14 September.

2018 “Secular Shift: New book examines decline of Christianity in Canada,” by John Longhurst, commentary and response: Lori Beaman, University of Ottawa, 19 May

Ivy Bourgeault

Bourgeault, I.L. 2018. Opinion. Ontario likely has enough doctors. Toronto Star. May 22.

Bourgeault, I.L. 2018. “Women’s work across every aspect of health care largely invisible. Hill Times: Policy Briefing: Health. p.26.

Angela Cameron

SCC Rulings Suprress Indigenous Peoples' Rights to Their Lands. Globe and Mail.

What International Women's Day Means to Our Professors. University of Ottawa Gazette.

Interview: Should we pay for sperm, eggs, or surrogacy?

Jennifer Chandler

Jocelyn Downie and Jennifer Chandler, “Can we die? The seriously ill need clarity” The Conversation 23 April 2018

Jocelyn Downie and Jennifer Chandler, “Interpreting Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying Legislation” Institute for Research on Public Policy 1 March 2018

Jennifer Chandler and Vanessa Gruben, “We like to think the rules guiding organ transplant eligibility are fair and equitable. They’re not.” CBCNews. 21 December 2017

Interview - Lauren Krugel, “Aging inmates – Correctional service of Canada has strategy in the works” National Post 19 December 2017

“Can we die? The seriously ill CBC power and politics, “Clarifying Canada’s Medical Aid in Dying Law” March 1, 2018. CBC, BC Almanac, Medical aid in dying (March 13, 2018)

CBC, Sunday Edition with Michael Enright, Organ donation and medical aid in dying (January 28, 2018)

Y.Y. Brandon Chen

Y.Y. Brandon Chen, Vanessa Gruben & Jamie Chai Yun Liew, “Refugees Once Again Have Full Health Benefits, But Some Practitioners Still Don’t Know That,” (9 May 2017), opinion piece published online: CBC News

Audrey Ferron Parayre

Collaboratrice régulière à l’émission Les Éclaireurs sur Radio-Canada Première : Vulgarisation de sujets touchant le droit de la santé et le droit des personnes (acharnement thérapeutique, responsabilité médicale, capacité contractuelle des mineurs, recherche avec des êtres humains)
Dissémination à un public général

Colleen Flood

Colleen M. Flood & Allan Rock, “Five lessons from Canada on single-payer health care” (2017). Chicago Tribune.

A reality check on two tiered health talk on the campaign trail, Ottawa Morning with Robyn Bresnahan, CBC, 2018

Vanessa Gruben

Alana Cattapan, Vanessa Gruben, Angela Cameron, “When Women are Surrogate Mothers: Is that work?” The Conversation (July 24, 2017), Impact Ethics (July 27, 2017), National Newswatch (July 25, 2017).

Vanessa Gruben & Louise Belanger-Hardy, “What is needed across Canada now is a legal regime that has real consequences for pharmaceutical companies”; “Provinces must act to stop Big Pharma from hurting Canadians” Toronto Star (August 12, 2017)

Jennifer Chandler & Vanessa Gruben, “We like to think the rules guiding organ transplant eligibility are fair and equitable. They're not” CBC News (December 17, 2018)

Katherine Lippel

Échange avec Margot Wright de CBC, Ontario Today, concernant la sentence dans l'affaire. 21 février 2018

Entrevue avec Élodie Touret des éditions législatives de France. Le 15 décembre 2017.

Entrevue avec Tavia Grant, Globe and Mail, sur les données reliées aux lésions professionnelles, le 2 novembre 2017; article publié le 6 novembre

Entrevue avec Tristan Péloquin, La Presse, Les cancers professionnels des pompiers, le 5 octobre, 2017, article publié le 23 octobre 2017

Entrevue avec Le Droit, entrevue à titre de la personnalité de la semaine en lien avec l'octroi de la Médaille d'Or du CRSH, le 18 septembre 2017.

Entrevue avec Jacques Marcoux, CBC/Radio Canada, pour l'appuyer dans sa préparation d'une émission sur le sentencing des personnes coupables d'infractions reliées au blessures ou décès au travail, le 6 septembre 2017. Article publié le 30 novembre 2017

Entrevue avec Sara Mojtehedzadeh du Toronto Star pour un article en profondeur sur les travailleurs d'agence de travail temporaire et les enjeux de santé et de sécurité du travail. Entrevue le 19 juillet 2017. Article publié: Under Cover in Temp Nation, Toronto Star, 9 septembre 2017

Michael Orsini

Hindmarch, Suzanne and Orsini, M., “More courageous policy needed to stem HIV,” Toronto Star, December 1, 2017.

Orsini, M. and Anne McGuire, “Will Sick Kids "do anything" to raise funds?” Nov. 3, 2017, Impact Ethics

Orsini, Feeling Autism Neuroscience,” review of Des Fitzgerald’s Tracing Autism, Somatosphere blog, Feb. 2018.

Brenda Wilson

Privacy concerns for personal genomic tests.  Health Report (ABC), August 14, 2017

CMAJ Podcasts: Screening for impaired vision: clinical practice guideline

Kumanan Wilson

Wilson: In health care, we can create a digital dialogue between citizens and government. Ottawa Citizen.



Pharmacare needs business-like approach
Colleen M. Flood & Bryan Thomas
Ottawa Citizen, 5 May 2017
Reprinted: Troy Media; Huffington Post; Waterloo Region Re; Hamilton Spectator; Vancouver Province; Edmonton Journal

The federal government needs to fix Canada's refugee health care program
Y. Y. Chen & Vanessa Gruben
CBC News, 9 May 2017
Reprinted: Troy Media; Huffington Post; Ottawa Life; New Brunswick Telegraph Journal; Waterloo Region Record; New Brunswick Daily Gleaner

The sky is falling on small business – or is it?
Michael Wolfson
Globe and Mail, 8 August 2017
Reprinted: Red Deer Express; Trail Daily Times; Vancouver Province; Owen Sound Sun Times; Times & Transcript; New Brunswick Telegraph Journal; Hamilton Spectator; Waterloo Region Record; Mountain View Gazette; Brooks Weekend Regional; Winnipeg Free Press
Brandon Sun; Maclean's; Business in Vancouver; Huffington Post; Canadian Accountant; Le Droit; Le Soleil; Huffington Post Quebec

Provinces must act to prevent another OcyContin debacle
Vanessa Gruben & Louise Belanger-Hardy
Toronto Star, 12 August 2017
Reprinted: Troy Media; Huffington Post; Ottawa Life; Brandon Sun; Vancouver Province; Our Windsor; Waterloo Region Record; Hamilton Spectator

Nicotine is both the problem and solution to ending smoking
David Sweanor
Toronto Star, 20 August 2017
Reprinted: Our Windsor; Brandon Sun; Huffington Post; Google News; Ontario Herald; Vaping Post; Troy Media; Vancouver Province; Medicine Hat News; Winnipeg Free Press; Waterloo Region Record; Le Droit

Should the loudest voices prevail on proposed tax reform—even if it is shrill hyperbole?
Michael Wolfson
Globe and Mail, 16 September 2017
Reprinted: Canadian Accountant; Globe Advisor; Huffington Post; Afro News; New Brunswick Telegraph Journal; Times & Transcript; Vancouver Province; Windsor Star; Hamilton Spectator; Medicine Hat News; Waterloo Region Record; Whitehorse Daily Star; Olds Albertan; Le Soleil; Huffington Post

Andrew Scheer cares little for Chair's qualifications, less for women's rights
Martha Jackman
Ottawa Life, 10 October 2017
Reprinted: Huffington Post; Hamilton Spectator; Guelph Mercury Tribune; National Newswatch; The Hill Times

Qu’ont réellement à craindre les médecins du resserrement des règles proposé par le fédéral en matière d’impôt?
Michael Wolfson
Options Politique, 31 October 2017

Seeing red on World AIDS Day
Suzanne Hindmarch & Michael Orsini
Toronto Star, 1 December 2017
Reprinted: Ottawa Life; The Kindersley Clarion; Huffington Post

Is it time for major tax reform?
Michael Wolfson
Globe and Mail, 22 December 2017
Reprinted: Guelph Mercury Tribune; Waterloo Region Record; Huffington Post
Ottawa Life; Hamilton Spectator; Waterloo Region Record; Vancouver Province; Afro News; Red Deer Advocate; Red Deer Express; The Daily Gleaner Fredericton; Times & Transcript; New Brunswick Telegraph Journal; Winnipeg Free Press; Business Vancouver; Le Droit; L'Aut' Journal; Huffington Post Quebec

Indigenous people must become full partners in Canada’s health system
Yvonne Boyer
Maclean's, 19 January 2018

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