The Health Law Institute would like to welcome Dr. Bernadette Richards from the University of Adelaide, Faculty of Law for the month of June. Dr. Richards is an Associate Professor with teaching interests in tort law, bioethics and health law. Her current research focus sits at the nexus of ethics and the law in the context of medical treatment, with a particular emphasis on consent to medical treatment. She is currently a Chief Investigator on an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant: 'On the Cutting edge: promoting best practice in surgical innovation' and is considering aspects of regulation and consent to innovative surgery. While here, Dr. Richards will be presenting her research to the University of Alberta's law faculty, health care professionals, and research community on topics related to medical innovation and organ donation and transplantation.

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. Ottawa Citizen: 'War on science' and 'quackademics' all part of lost trust in vaccines, prof says

    May 13 2015

    Timothy Caulfield spoke at a Carleton University forum on vaccine hesitancy on Wednesday.

  2. Why cleanses are so popular, even though they don't work

    May 13 2015

    Professor Timothy Caulfield on clenses, detox diets, and celebrity influence over our health choices.

  3. Marie Claire: Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? This Scientist Thinks So...

    May 13 2015

    Suzannah Ramsdale discusses Professor Timothy Caulfield's new book.

  4. Gwyneth Paltrow celebrity health tips leaves scientists steaming

    May 11 2015

  5. All book titles should be like 'Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?'

    May 11 2015

  6. Influencing Science Policy Makers – Interview with Prof. Timothy Caulfield

    May 11 2015

    The research conducted by Professor Timothy Caulfield yields policy recommendations that influence Canadian science policy makers.

  7. The Telegraph: Is Gwyneth Paltrow wrong about everything?

    May 11 2015

    Professor Timothy Caulfield talks to Celia Walden about the controversial title of his latest book and questionable celebrity 'wisdom' on health.

  8. CBC's Marketplace: Truth Behind the Trend investigates the trends surrounding gluten-free products.

    April 30 2015

    Professor Tim Caulfield is interviewed and comments on the latest diet craze.

  9. Vox: The gluten-free craze is out of hand. Here are 8 facts to counter the madness.

    April 30 2015

    Professor Timothy Caulfield's new book is referenced.

  10. CBC: The Next Chapter

    April 28 2015

    Antanas Seleika is interviewed about Professor Timothy Caulfield's new book: Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?

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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?

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