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.
Frederick Lowy, Founder, Talks about the Origins of the Joint Centre for Bioethics
The University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB) is on the verge of celebrating its 20th Anniversary (on Wednesday, December 2nd), so we looked back and talked to Frederick Lowy, one of the original founders, on where the JCB's origins lie... > Continue reading
A Tribute to Dr. Christine Harrison
In this issue, we pay tribute to Dr. Christine Harrison. Christine was a leading member of the JCB from its beginning in 1995, a dear colleague, mentor and friend to many in the JCB community, who left us far too soon in June of this year... > Continue reading
SickKids Bioethics Grand Rounds: Christine Harrison - Life and Legacy in Paediatric Bioethics
Rounds will discuss some of Christine's key contributions in paediatric bioethics and their relevance today... > Continue reading
Canadian Bioethics Society: 27th Annual Conference (Early Highlights)
The CBS 2016 Conference is being hosted by the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics. Discover some of the early highlights of this year's event... > Continue reading
Director of the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics to Co-Chair Provincial-Territorial Expert Advisory Group Convened On Physician-Assisted Dying
Jennifer Gibson, Director of the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, will co-chair an expert advisory group on physician-assisted dying... > Continue reading
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