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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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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.

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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

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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.

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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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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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