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.


World Health Organization

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 web link for Bioethics, which comprises 6 WHO-CCs in 4 WHO regions.


Current News:


Newly Created JCB Scholars Program in AI Ethics & Health Accepting Applications Now

The University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, in partnership with AMS Healthcare, is seeking applications for the JCB Scholars Program in AI Ethics and Health. > Continue reading



U of T's Leading Bioethics Centre to Design Ethical Artificial Intelligence for Health

Partnership between Joint Centre for Bioethics and AMS Healthcare to shape the future of artificial intelligence in Canada's health system. > Continue reading



MHSc in Bioethics Program - Q&A / Information Sessions for September 2019 Admittance

The JCB will be holding a few Q&A / information sessions for the the Master of Health Science (MHSc) in Bioethics Program. The sessions are for those interested in attending classes beginning in September 2019. The deadline for applications is November 26, 2018... > Continue reading



JCB Visiting Scholar Profile: Mara Ambrosina de Oliveira Vargas

Mara is a Visiting Scholar and will be with us until December. We welcome her to the JCB! > Continue reading



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