The Centre for Health Care Ethics embraces the task of Knowledge Translation. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research define knowledge translation (KT) as a dynamic and iterative process that includes synthesis, dissemination, exchange and ethically-sound application of knowledge to improve the health of Canadians, provide more effective health services and products and strengthen the health care system.

CHCE Director

Dr. Kristen Jones-Bonofiglio is a nurse researcher with broad interests in health care ethics (moral distress, moral injury), mental health and addiction (wellbeing, resilience, compassion), and innovative pedagogies. More information about her research and scholarship activities can be found at:

CHCE Bioethicist

Dr. Ryan Tonkens is a philosopher with research interests in a wide range of topics in bioethics and applied ethics, including human gene editing, assisted reproduction, transplantation ethics and organ allocation, ethics of parenthood, medical assistance in dying (MAiD), and machine ethics/ethics of AI. For more information about Ryan's publications, please see:


MAID Challenges of Monitoring the Canadian Program - by Dr. Jaro Kotalik

CHCE has recently implemented a Research Affiliates Program in order to facilitate collaborative research that emanates directly from the centre itself.