The Health Law Institute in collaboration with the Alberta Law Review Society is pleased to announce the development of a new publication opportunity. In 2016 the Alberta Law Review will produce as one of its quarterly journal publications a special edition in health law. The exploration of this opportunity arose out of the need to reconsider the production and publication of the Health Law Journal and Health Law Review, which regrettably can no longer be supported due to financial constraints.  Read more.....

Attention Graduate Law Students - This will be the final year for CIHR Funding for the Trainee Program in Health Law, Ethics and Policy.  Read more....

News and Media

  1. New study: Stem cell field is infected with hype

    April 01 2015

    A new study by Professor Timothy Caulfield and Dr. Kalina Kamenova is covered in the LA Times.

  2. Doctors fight for their right to refuse care over religious beliefs

    March 25 2015

    Timothy Caulfield interviewed on physicians' freedom of conscience in treating their patients.

  3. The Angelina Jolie effect is back. And that’s a good thing

    March 25 2015

    Timothy Caulfield's new book referenced.

  4. Blowback to the ‘Angelina effect’ as experts warn Jolie’s decision leads to greater anxiety and unnecessary tests

    March 25 2015

    Timothy Caulfield responds to "Angelina Jolie Pitt: Diary of a Surgery" ~ was rarity of medical condition emphasized sufficiently?

  5. Jolie can start a health conversation, but she mustn’t be the last word

    March 25 2015

    Timothy Caulfield responds to Jolie’s announcement that she will undergo surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes in order to reduce cancer risk.

  6. Stemming the media hype on stem cell therapies

    March 12 2015

    News stories often portray unrealistic timelines while overlooking challenges and failures, new HLI study shows.

  7. Chatelaine: Is Gwyneth Paltrow making you sick?

    March 11 2015

    Professor Timothy Caulfield is interviewed about bad celebrity health advice.

  8. The Globe and Mail: Why this Canadian author is going after Gwyneth Paltrow's health advice

    March 05 2015

    Professor Timothy Caulfield is interviewed about his new book and how science is twisted by popular culture.

  9. Miracle cure?

    March 02 2015

    Professor Timothy Caulfield provides expert comment on supposed stem cell miracle cure.

  10. Alternative Vaccines

    March 02 2015

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In 1977, Professor Ellen Picard (now Justice Picard of the Alberta Court of Appeal) launched the Faculty of Law’s Health Law Institute (HLI) and in so doing established the very first research institute in Canada in the health law field. Read more...

Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything: The Not-so-creative Coupling Of Celebrity Culture And… Timothy Caulfield's Book is now available 

Is Gwyneth Paltrow wrong about everything?

What you need to know about stem cell therapies

Policy recommendations for addressing privacy challenges associated with cell-based research and interventions

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