Congratulations to the Health Law Institute's Research Associate Maeghan Toews who has been awarded a Canadian Blood Services James Kreppner Fellowship in Blood System Studies for her project Legal and Policy Strategies to Optimize Organ Donation in Alberta. This prestigious award for $150K will allow Maeghan to work closely over the next two years with a number of provincial and national policymakers some of whom supported her successful application. The Faculty of Law congratulates Maeghan Toews.

Timothy Caulfield, Jennifer Clapp, Jean Leclair and Kent Roach are the four new recipients of the prestigious 2013 Trudeau Fellow-ships. Their work on the constitutional rights of Aboriginals, human rights, food security and the use of research to inform public policy is of particular importance to Canadians. Full story

Christen Rachul has been selected as a recipient of a Graduate Student Open Access Award in relation to her article “Newspaper portrayals of spinal manipulation therapy: Canada, United States, and the United Kingdom”. This award is sponsored by the Graduate Students Association (GSA), the Library, and the Office of the Vice President (Research & International) (OVPRI), this award was established to support Carleton University graduate students in publishing research in open access journals.

CIHR Training Program in Health Law, Ethics and Policy

CALL FOR PAPERS: Health Law Journal and Review

Health Law Review (Vol 21, Number 3) and Health Law Journal (Vol 19, 2013) are now available

HLI Seminar Series:

Health Care Reform in the United States: Beginning of the End or End of the Beginning
Dr Howard P Greenwald
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
March 20, 2014

Panel Discussion: The Role of Incentives in Organ Donation in Canada?
Drs. John Gill, Scott Klarenbach, and Lori West
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
January 30, 2014

Picard Lecture:

What Does It Mean to Claim that Personalized Genomic Medicine is "Empowering" and "Precise"?
Eric Juengst
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
November 14, 2013

Upcoming Events:

68 Annual Meeting American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine - Timothy Caulfield
San Diego, CA
September 10, 2014

The 15th International Meeting on Human Genome Variation and Complex Genome analysis (HGV2014) - Timothy Caulfield
Belfast, Northern Ireland
September 17, 2014

Spinning Science: Getting to the Truth About Our Health - Timothy Caulfield
Trudeau Foundation Conference
Trois-Rivieres, Quebec
September 30, 2014


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...

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