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Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics News Archive

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What is love and what it could be?

April 10, 2017 — 
The Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics at the U of M is hosting a book launch on love

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Should we make ourselves superhuman?

April 3, 2017 — 
A discussion on the latest biohacking technologies, and the ethical and practical issues they raise

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Beyond Harms: Public health and the end of cannabis prohibition, public lecture

March 16, 2017 — 
Lecture to focus on on the health effects of cannabis, and the implications for drug policy more generally

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Jessica O'Reilly and Markie Twist-Let's Talk About Sex

Let’s talk about sex, in school

March 7, 2017 — 
A Forum on the Ethics of Sex Education in the Classroom with Jessica O’Reilly and Markie Twist. Presented by the Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics


Sex speak session

March 7, 2017 — 
The free sessions are frank, one-on-one, question-and-answer talks with a trained sex therapist


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Should academics boycott U.S. conferences if the travel ban is in place? Public forum discussion on Feb. 15

February 13, 2017 — 
The discussion will serve as an opportunity for fellow academics to debate what is an ethical response to the actions and proposed action of the new U.S. administration

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VICE: Ecosexuals Believe Having Sex with the Earth Could Save It

November 2, 2016 — 
What is an ecosexual?


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Should we be grateful for death?

November 1, 2016 — 
Free, public lecture that will critically explore our desire for longer lives.

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Research fellowship available in Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics

October 24, 2016 — 
Researchers from all faculties invited to apply

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Vice: Behind the Scenes of the Legal Group That Could Change America’s Definition of Sexual Consent

October 24, 2016 — 
Professor Neil McArthur writes an op-ed for Vice about a group that could change America’s definition of sexual consent.

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