Health Ethics Seminars

The seminars focus on emerging issues in healthcare. The speakers are usually affiliated with various healthcare disciplines, programs, and institutions, and have special expertise, practice and/or academic knowledge about specific ethical issues. For the Fall 2020 / Winter 2021 terms, we will be offering bi-weekly seminars. Most seminars take place from 12:00 - 13:00 MDT/MST on Thursdays via Zoom application. Everyone is welcome!

Schedule for January - June 2021

Date   Title/Poster                Presenter(s) Zoom Link Feedback Video Slides/Documents
Jan 7 Fighting for a Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism Against Indigenous Children in Canada

Samir Shaheen-Hussain with Teyohá:te Brant

To Join Zoom Meeting:;
Meeting ID: 925 9793 3072

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Jan 14

Special Issues for the Seriously Mentally Ill During Pandemic Recovery

Austin Mardon and Catherine Mardon

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Meeting ID: 923 2718 9038
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Jan 28 Self-care for Caregivers

Doris Kieser

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Meeting ID: 994 7037 3390
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Feb 11

Health Ethics and Dialogue: Can We Agree?

Gary Frank

To Join Zoom Meeting:; Meeting ID: 992 8107 3969

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Feb 18 Listening to Communities – A Grassroots Approach to Addressing Intimate Partner Violence in Migrant Communities Philomina Okeke-Ihejirika To Join Zoom Meeting:;
Meeting ID: 991 3564 2812

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Feb 25 Should Clinicians be Allowed to Refuse Having Their Image or Voice Recorded by Patients or Families? Brendan Leier

To Join Zoom Meeting:; Meeting ID: 997 3574 8309

Mar 11 TBA Charl Els
March 25 Never Again? Revisiting Racial Discrimination through a Post-Holocaust Lens Gary Goldsand
April 8 TBA Wendy Austin
April 15 Racism Targeting Health Care Providers

Javiera Gutierrez Duran and
Onyenyechukwu Nnorom

April 22 Moral Distress in Nursing

Sadie Deschenes

May 6 The Ethics of Safe Supply: Opioids and Harm Reduction

Katherine Duthie

Schedule for September 2020 - December 2020

Date Title/Poster Presenter(s) Zoom Link Feedback  Video Slides/Documents
Sept 10 COVID-19: Rethinking the Lockdown Groupthink Ari Joffe To Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 947 2933 0024
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Sept 24 Alberta's Bill 30 and the Public-Private Mix of Health Care Delivery Tracey Bailey To Join Zoom Meeting: 
Meeting ID: 978 9341 9577
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Oct 8

Indigenization, Reconciliation and Decolonization in Science

Kim Tallbear To Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 956 3757 9908
Oct 22 Duty to Accommodate: The Ethical Imperative for a Human-Rights-Based Approach to COVID-19 Heidi Janz

To Join Zoom Meeting: 
Meeting ID: 950 7769 9786


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Nov 5 Telemedicine: Ethical and Practice Issues for Confidentiality of Patient Information Rose Carter

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Meeting ID: 930 8040 8058


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Nov 12

Social Determinants of Health and Racism: Health Disparities of Immigrant Children

Bukola (Oladunni) Salami and Bonnie Islam

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Meeting ID: 975 0230 9252
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Nov 19

Restricted Visiting in Care Settings 
During CoVID-19

Eric Wasylenko

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Meeting ID: 935 5326 0529

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Dec 10 Thoughts and Lessons on Anti-Racist Praxis in Diverse Professions and Organizations Yasmeen Abu-Laban
Meeting ID: 941 0797 9969