Harold G. Fox Distinguished Speaker Series: Freedom of Conscience and Religion Meets Medical Assistance in Dying

Event Date: 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm EST
Event Location: 
Virtual
Event Contact Name: 
Diane Robnik
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Jocelyn Downie is a University Research Professor in the Faculties of Law and Medicine at Dalhousie University.

Her work on end-of-life law and policy includes: Special Advisor to the Canadian Senate Committee on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide; author of Dying Justice: A Case for the Decriminalizing Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide in Canada; and member of the Royal Society of Canada Expert Panel on End-of-Life Decision-Making, the plaintiffs’ legal team in Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), the Provincial-Territorial Expert Advisory Group on Physician-Assisted Dying, and the Canadian Council of Academies Expert Panel on Medical Assistance in Dying.

She was named a member of the Order of Canada in part in recognition of her work advocating for high-quality, end-of-life care. She is also a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

Registration link: https://lakeheadu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Nw6wHNKBSW2d3MrTVhXlDg