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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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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.

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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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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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A new symbol of access: How a social movement is changing the wheelchair icon

October 19, 2016 — 
Free public lecture on a guerrilla movement to change an icon

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VICE: The First Sex Toy for Trans Men Is Here

September 23, 2016 — 
Philosophy professor explains

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Vice: Why people are fighting to get polyamory recognized as a sexual orientation

August 17, 2016 — 
Polygamists argue that how we think about sexual orientation should consider "relationship orientation”

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Associate Professor Neil McArthur created the Fringe show called Let Me Freeze Your Head.

Head to the Fringe

July 14, 2016 — 
Associate Professor Neil McArthur got the idea for his Fringe Fest show after a trip to Los Angeles. He had an opportunity to meet with people who were leaders in the cryonics movement

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