Biomedical Ethics Unit

2018 Bioethics Specialization Students

Ellie Wakabayashi, Renata Iskander, Matthew Palynchuk, Tamara Perez, Katie Saulnier, Lisa Oliviero, James Mellett, Sorour Farrokh Ahmadi

The Biomedical Ethics Unit

The Biomedical Ethics Unit of McGill University, Montreal, was established in 1996 with the aim of supporting scholarly research, clinical services, teaching and public outreach. Members of the unit have backgrounds in law, sociology, molecular genetics, history, medicine, and philosophy with cross-appointments in Social Studies of Medicine, Family Medicine, Experimental Medicine, Human Genetics, Sociology, and the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health.

Job Posting

The Biomedical Ethics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the field of Bioethics. Biomedical Ethics is situated within McGill’s Faculty of Medicine and will be linked to the future School of Population and Global Health.

For details and to apply:

*Please note: The deadline for this application has been extended



We offer a Master's Specialization in biomedical ethics, graduate level courses, and PhD / postdoctoral supervision. Former students have pursued successful careers in academia, consulting, medicine, law, and government.


Our faculty pursue research on the ethics of human research, clinical practice, public health, and medical innovation. Our research is funded by various public granting agencies, including the CIHR, NIH, and FRSQ.

Clinical Services

We provide ethical consult services for McGill affiliated hospitals; we also provide support for research ethics boards at McGill-affiliated research centers.

Public Outreach

Members of the Unit communicate regularly with the news media and the public through interviews, public seminars, and web-based resources. Research findings and/or comments from unit members have been covered in Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, and BBC.

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