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.
MHSc in Bioethics Program - Information Session Dates for 2015
Barbara Secker, the MHSc in Bioethics Program Director, will be hosting several information sessions at the JCB again this year. These are for individuals interested in the MHSc Program. There will be a brief overview followed by a Q&A session, so bring your questions!... > Continue reading
4th Annual JCB Research & Awards Day
On June 24, 2015, JCB members, faculty, staff and students gathered to celebrate the outstanding achievements of the JCB community... > Continue reading
University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics joins the Dalla Lana School of Public Health
On July 1, 2015, the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB) will join the Dalla Lana School of Public Health as its new home faculty... > Continue reading
Q&A: University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics joins the Dalla Lana School of Public Health
On July 1, 2015, the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB) will join the Dalla Lana School of Public Health as its new home faculty. The School achieved Faculty status at U of T on July 1, 2013. Students, faculty, staff and partners can refer to this Q&A to address transition questions... > Continue reading
World Health Organization (WHO) Report: "Global Health Ethics: Key Issues"
The JCB is pleased to share this new WHO report which is the first technical document of the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres (WHO-CC) for Bioethics... > Continue reading
A New Educational Initiative Injects a Dose of Ethics into Surgical Morbidity and Mortality Conference
"Does this 80 year-old patient understand a Whipple operation (pancreatic cancer resection)?" "My patient does not have a genetic predisposition, but she is requesting bilateral mastectomies. What should I do?"... > Continue reading