Maeghan Toews

Research Associate

Health Law Institute
Law Centre

Maeghan Toews is a Research Associate at the Health Law Institute in the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta. Her research interests include examining the legal and ethical issues associated with genetics and genomics, organ donation and transplantation, rare diseases, and biomedical research. Maeghan currently holds the prestigious James Kreppner Fellowship awarded by Canadian Blood Services for her project, "Legal and Policy Strategies to Optimize Organ Donation in Alberta" where she is examining issues such as incentives for organ donation, donation after cardio-circulatory death, presumed consent, and family override of consent for deceased donation.

Prior to joining the Health Law Institute, Maeghan received her B.A. from the University of Western Ontario, her JD from the University of Toronto and spent several years as a commercial litigator in private practice. She then pursued her graduate work at Leiden University where she graduated cum laude and received her LL.M in public international law. Maeghan currently sits on the University of Alberta's Biomedical Research Ethics Board, the University of Alberta Hospital's Clinical Ethics Committee, and is teaching "Law and Medicine" at the Faculty of Law.