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CBC/CTV: Critics decry St. Boniface Hospital for banning medical-assisted deaths

June 20, 2017 — 
Arthur Schafer weighs in



Wpg Free Press: Ethicist challenges refusal to release health-care report

April 21, 2017 — 
Arthur Schafer is confused by the provincial government’s claim it doesn’t own the health-care sustainability information it paid KPMG $750,000 to gather.


pink paper hearts cut out and laying on black cloth

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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an android has town off its face and looks at it with contemplation

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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Canadian and U.S. flag image from Photo Phiend/Flickr.

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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CBC: Faith-based hospitals in Winnipeg ban medically assisted deaths

November 21, 2016 — 
Ethics professor Arthur Schafer argues hospitals do not have a right to impose their beliefs about assisted deaths on health care workers, patients or the general public.


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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Our inheritance was left to us without a testament—or is it the other way around?

October 24, 2016 — 
Rebecca Comay, scholar of comparative literature, philosophy, literary theory, and criticism, will deliver a free public lecture on Oct. 27

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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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