Past Events (Videos)

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Coronavirus, Human Rights, and Social Media: Balancing Rights and Response in an #Outbreak

Senator Marilou McPhedran
Amir Attaran
Jane Bailey
Y.Y. Chen
Colleen M. Flood
Vanessa Gruben
Professors, Faculty of Law
27 February 2020

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

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

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)
13 February 2020

Political and Policy Lessons from the U.S. in Responding to the Opioid Epidemic

Professor Oliver Kim
Fulbright Scholar at the Centre on Governance, University of Ottawa
14 November 2019

Medicine Unbundled: A Journey through the Minefields of Indigenous Health

Gary Geddes (Investigative Author)
7 October 2019

Medically Assisted Reproduction and Human Rights at the European Level: Concerns & Challenges

Joaquin Cayon De Las Cuevas
Associate Professor of Health Law, University of Cantabria, Spain
16 September 2019

Café Scientifique – To Vape or Not to Vape? That Is the Question

David Sweaor
Lawyer and anti-smoking policy advocate
Dr. Heather Manson
Chief – Health Promotion, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Public Health Ontario
Dr. Mark Tyndall
Lead – Research and Evaluation Opioid Overdose Response Team B.C. Centre for Disease Control
1 May 2019

The Cambie Case: Responding to a Constitutional Challenge to Canadian Medicare

Theodore R. Marmor
School of Management, Yale University, U.S.A.
Martha Jackman
Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics, University of Ottawa
Colleen M. Flood
Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics, University of Ottawa
2 April 2019

Brexit and Health Care

Tamara Hervey
Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law
University of Sheffield
7 March 2019

Book Launch: Surrogacy in Canada: Critical Perspectives in Law and Policy

28 February 2019

Access to Medical Assistance in Dying for Persons with Mental Illness: Perspectives from Psychiatry and Law

Dr. Mona Gupta
Département de Psychiatrie et Addictologie
Université de Montréal
Jennifer Chandler
University of Ottawa Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics
Colleen M. Flood
University of Ottawa Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics
Dr. Simon Hatcher
​​University of Ottawa Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics
28 February 2019

Law and the Front Lines of the Opioid Crisis

Dr. Jeff Turnbull
Medical Director
Ottawa Inner City Health
Bobby Jamison
Overdose Prevention Ottawa
Vanessa Gruben
Ottawa Hub for Harm Reduction
26 February 2019

A Feminist’s Reflections on Medical Assistance in Dying ​in Canada: Past, Present, Future

Jocelyn Downie
James S. Palmer Chair in Public Policy and Law
Schulich School of Law
Dalhousie University
14 February 2019

The Politics of Pharmacare and Health Insurance Reform: Lessons for Canada from the U.S.

Theodore R. Marmor
Yale School of Management
Pierre-Gerlier Forest
University of Calgary School of Public Policy
Patrick Fafard
University of Ottawa Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics
Martha Jackman
University of Ottawa Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics
7 February 2019

The Generous Society: Challenges in Organ Donation and Transplantation

Jennifer Chandler
uOttawa CHLPE
Vanessa Gruben
uOttawa CHLPE
Dr. Sonny Dhahani
Chief, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)
15 November 2018

Mapping the Evidence for Social and Public Policy

Vivian A. Welch
Editor in Chief
Campbell Collaboration
Christine Mathew
Research Assistant
Bruyère Research Institute
13 November 2018

Funding Medicines in Canada: Recent Proposals to Increase Access to Medicines

Max Morgan
Counsel, Structural Genomics Canada
Jason Nickerson
Adjunct Professor, CHLPE
Kevin Perry
Legislative Assistant to Raj Saini MP (Formerly)
Colleen M. Flood
Director, CHLPE
6 November 2018

Protection of Workers' Mental Health: Safety Delegates and the Implementation of the Swedish Provision on Organizational and Social Work Environment

Maria Steinberg
Örebro Universitet
31 October 2018

The Ontario Brain Death Disputes

Dr. John Kim
Site Chief, General Site Intensive Care Unit, Ottawa Hospital
Mark Handelman
Lawyer and Co-Counsel in Ouanounou v. Humber River Hospital et al.
Jennifer Chandler
University of Ottawa Centre for Health Law Policy and Ethics
22 October 2018

Café Scientifique: The Law, Policy and Ethics of Legal Cannabis

Anindya Sen
University of Waterloo Department of Economics
Marie-Eve Sylvestre
University of Ottawa Faculty of Law
Phillip Shaer
Chief Legal Officer, Canopy Growth Corporation
17 October 2018

Designer Babies: Why Let the Stork Decide?

Joséane Chrétien
Doctoral Candidate
McGill University Faculty of Law
Professor Vanessa Gruben
University of Ottawa Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics
Michael Orsini
University of Ottawa Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics
19 September 2018

Thinking about complexity and health: The implications of complexity theory for health policy and law

Professor Robert Geyer
Lancaster University Dept. Politics, Philosophy and Religion
Tom Webb
Lancaster University Law School
12 September 2018

Égalité et liberté dans les politiques de santé

François Hudon
Collaborateur d'enseignement et de recherche
Institut éthique histoire humanités (iEH2)
Université de Genève, Switzerland
15 June 2018

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

4, 5 May 2018

Evidence-Based Regulation for Safer Nursing Homes

Lorian Hardcastle
Faculty of Law, University of Calgary
29 March 2018

An Afternoon of Interdisciplinary Conversation between Health and Law Researchers

23 March 2018

Stigma and the Role of Courts: The Disquieting Case of AIDS

Justice Edwin Cameron
Constitutional Court of South Africa
20 March 2018

A Care Manifesto: (Part-)Time For All

Jenny Nedelsky
Osgoode Hall Law School
Colleen Flood
uOttawa CHLPE
9 March 2018

What Does the Law Say about Deep Brain Stimulation?

Jennifer Chandler
uOttawa CHLPE
27 Feburary 2018

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

Sam Halabi
School of Law, University of Missouri
Adam Houston
uOttawa CHLPE
13 February 2018

Workshop & Lunch: Qualitative Data Analysis Software

Lindsey McKay
Postdoctoral Fellow
uOttawa CHLPE
20 Feburary 2018

The Gift of Life: Emerging Legal and Ethical Issues in Organ Donation in Canada

Erin Nelson
Faculty of Law, University of Alberta
Vanessa Gruben
uOttawa CHLPE
31 January 2018

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

Katherine Wayne
Postdoctoral Fellow
uOttawa CHLPE
Hajer Chalghoumi
Postdoctoral Fellow
School of Psychology
29 November 2017

Honouring 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
15 November 2017

Film, pizza et débat avec Annie Thébaud-Mony : «Les sentinelles»

13 November 2017

A presentation of the findings of the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health

Maureen McTeer, Karti Sandilya
31 October 2017

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

Tracey Elliott
Leicester Law School
25 September 2017

Les plaintes des patients représentent-ils un outil efficace pour améliorer la qualité des soins dans le système de santé?

Catherine Régis
Faculté de droit, Université de Montreal
19 September 2017

Getting Research Grants

Jennifer Chandler, Steven Hoffman, Ian Kerr, Kumanan Wilson
30 May 2017

Israel's Successful Strategies for Controlling Pharmaceutical Costs – Relevance to Canada?

Bruce Rosen, Matthew Brougham
16 May 2017

A Human Right to Health

Michael Da Silva, Colleen M. Flood
4 April 2017

Tobacco Plain Packaging: Public Policy, Private Rights?

David Sweanor, Teresa Scassa
1 February 2017

Reproductive Labour: Reflections on the Law and Policy of Surrogacy

Bronwyn Parry, Pam MacEachern, Erin Lepine
16 November 2016

A View from Abroad: How Can Australia’s Experience Inform the Architecture of Pharmacare?

Ruth Lopert, Danielle Martin, Marc-André Gagnon
25 October 2016

Trans-Pacific Partnership, Intellectual Property and Health – What’s at Stake?

Thana de Campos, Marc-André Gagnon, Michael Geist, Ronald Labonté
24 October 2016


The German System of Universal Long-Term Care, Vouchers-for-Care, and Lessons for Canada

Lorraine Frisina Doetter, Colleen M. Flood
29 September 2016

Rethinking Interventions to Address Social Determinants of Health

Gemma Carey
21 September 2016

Conceptualizing Political Trust in the Modern Welfare State

David Vitale, Patrick Fafard
14 September 2016

Caring About Care: A Conversation About Gender, Work and Health

Ivy Bourgeault, Tamara Daly, Allison Williams
4 May 2016

A Discussion on Mitochondrial Replacement, Uterine Transplants, and Artificial Gametes

John Appleby, Vanessa Gruben
7 April 2016

The Future of Marijuana and the Law

Hugo M. Alves, Michael D. Lickver, Thana de Campos
23 March 2016

How Do We Protect Patients From Sexual Abuse by Doctors?

Lorian Hardcastle, Daphne Gilbert
15 March 2016

The Refugee Crisis and Mental Health

Hossein Raessi, Renos Papadopoulos, Doug Gruner, Colleen Flood
11 February 2016


How Pharmaceutical Regulation Facilitated Industry’s Knowledge Control and Fraud. And Whether It Can Still Save Us.

Trudo Lemmens
28 October 2015

Unleashing Innovation: Excellent Health Care for Canada

David Naylor
13 October 2015

Does the Canada Health Act Matter Anymore? Can It? Should It?

Steven Lewis
24 September 2015
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