Health Care Federalism and Nation-to-Nation Interaction: An Introduction
19 March 2019, 12:30-14:00, Stephen Scott Seminar Room (OCDH 16)
On March 19, 2019, the RGHL hosted a lunchtime seminar delivered by Michael Da Silva, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Law and the Institute for Health and Social Policy at McGill University.
His talk explored whether the Canadian federal government should take an increased role in standardizing health care coverage across Canada. If the federal government increases its role in health, however, this may be inconsistent with the recognition of sub-constitutional nations-within-nations (particularly Quebec and Indigenous nations) in Canada.
What is Disability? Theoretical Strategies to Define a Contested Concept
26 February 2019, 12:30-14:00, Stephen Scott Seminar Room (OCDH 16)Image by Lysanne Larose.
The McGill Research Group on Health and Law hosted a lunchtime seminar delivered by Jonas-Sébastien Beaudry, Assistant Professor of Law at McGill University (joint appointment with the Institute for Health and Social Policy). He explored the definitional challenges raised by the category of “disabled people” and the importance of the category’s conceptual breadth given its potential to influence public policies, culture and interactions, by suggesting what rights, duties and social expectations disability entails. (Read the full abstract).
The Games We Play: What Should Law and Policy do About Youth Playing Collision Sports?
14 February 2019, 13h-14h30, OCDH 16
The Research Group on Health and Law hosted a lunchtime seminar delivered by Jason Chung (BCL/LLB'14), faculty member of NYU’s Tisch Institute for Global Sport, senior research scholar at NYU’s Sports and Society Program, and co-founder of “The Deductible.” Jason Chung outlined how media narratives have inaccurately portrayed conflicting research regarding the prevalence of sports-related neurodegenerative conditions, such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), among the general population and how this is impacting law-making, policy and legal decisions across North America. Read the abstract.