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CBC: U of M prof makes the case for sexbots

November 28, 2017 — 
"Sexbots aren't going to necessarily replace human partners, but I think they're potentially a powerful tool in addressing people's isolation," says Neil McArthur.

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Robot sex, as book launch

November 23, 2017 — 
McNally Robinson Booksellers on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 7:30 p.m

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newspaper stackwed up and all that shows is the word "classified"

Op-ed: Stop naming mass murderers in the media!

October 19, 2017 — 
The media can play a role in helping prevent future tragedies by not giving the perpetrators what they want. They can refuse to publish the names or photos of the people who commit these crimes.



Guardian: Op-ed: How sex robots could help with the nuts and bolts of relationships

October 3, 2017 — 
When sexbots become available, they could make relationships stronger by providing novelty and variety – or they might allow you to give up sex altogether

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"Flood" by John Patterson

Supporting the Arts means actually going to see stuff

October 2, 2017 — 
'As members of the U of M community, we are uniquely well positioned to boost attendance in the local arts scene'

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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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