Welcome to the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics
A Collaboratory in Bioethics Research, Education, Practice and Public Engagement
The University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB) is a partnership between the University of Toronto and affiliated healthcare organizations. The JCB studies important ethical, health-related topics through research and clinical activities. The JCB is a network of over 180 multidisciplinary professionals seeking to improve health care standards at both national and international levels. At the JCB, theory is put into practice.
Our mission is to provide leadership in bioethics research, education, practice and public engagement.
The JCB is a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Bioethics. The JCB received its designation in 2002, when it became the first WHO Collaborating Centre for Bioethics (WHO-CC). In 2009, it co-founded and was inaugural chair of the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Bioethics, which comprises 6 WHO-CCs in 4 WHO regions.
Detaining Ebola - U of T professor and WHO panel member Ross Upshur on the ethics of quarantine
To quarantine or not to quarantine? That is the question that has surrounded nurse Kaci Hickox since she returned to the United States from Sierra Leone where she treated Ebola patients. > Continue reading
Professor Jennifer Gibson has been appointed as Director of the JCB
Professor Jennifer Gibson has been appointed as Director of the Joint Centre for Bioethics, effective April 1, 2014 for a three year term. She has been serving as Interim Director over the past year. > Read Announcement by Catharine Whiteside, Dean, Faculty of Medicine