Victoria Seavilleklein

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Victoria Seavilleklein, PhD, HEC-C, is a Clinical Ethicist with Alberta Health Services, with the primary responsibility of serving the Central Zone. Her role includes ethics consultation, education, policy review, and support for organizational initiatives. Victoria is a Clinical Lecturer with the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre at the University of Alberta and a regular lecturer at Red Deer Polytechnic. Prior to working with AHS, she was the Ethicist and Policy Director with the Provincial Health Ethics Network.

Victoria holds a PhD in Philosophy, specializing in Bioethics, from Dalhousie University, an MA in Philosophy from the University of Calgary, and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Victoria. She completed a clinical practicum through Associated Medical Services in multiple health centres in Halifax, Nova Scotia, a doctoral fellowship in Ethics of Health Research and Policy through the Canadian Institute of Health Research, and a post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical and Organizational Ethics at the Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto. She earned the designation of HEC-C upon successfully meeting the requirements of the Heathcare Ethics Consultant-Certified program in November, 2021.

Victoria drafted the ethics framework for the 2nd edition of the Canadian Tri-Council Policy Statement on the Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans and was a member of the Clinical Trials Committee with the Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta (formerly the Research Ethics Review Committee with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta) from 2009-2017. She is currently the elected Membership Officer on the Canadian Bioethics Society Board of Directors.

Selected Publications

Seavilleklein, Victoria, (Fall 2020). ‘Commentary on Bell: Refocusing the Lens,’ Shaping a More Just Bioethics: A Celebration of the Work of Susan Sherwin. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, 13(2).

Seavilleklein, V. (January 2009). Challenging the Rhetoric of Choice in Prenatal Screening. Bioethics, 23(1), 68-77.

Seavilleklein, V. & Sherwin, S. (Winter 2007). The Myth of the Gendered Chromosome: Sex
Selection and the Social Interest. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 16(1).