Thursday, 29 March 2018, 5 – 7pm
A public talk presented by Dr Judy Illes, University of British Columbia, as part of the Neurohumanities Lecture series 2018
Dr. Judy Illes, a Professor of Neurology, her research focuses on ethical, legal, social, and policy challenges specifically at the intersection of the neurosciences and biomedical ethics.
This includes studies in the areas of functional brain imaging and neurogenetics in basic and clinical research, addiction neuroethics, stem cells and regenerative medicine, neurodevelopmental disorders, and the commercialization of cognitive neuroscience. She also leads a robust program of research and outreach devoted to improving the literacy of neuroscience and engaging stakeholders on a global scale. Recent results from her work on early-onset dementia with First Nations highlight the profound impact that changes in the environment from resource development are having on the brain and mental health of communities and individuals. In this new area of inquiry called Environmental Neuroethics, Dr. Illes and her team are exploring where the gaps in knowledge about these critical changes lie today, and identifying priorities for research and policy.
About the Neurohumanities lecture series
Neurohumanities is managed by a cross-disciplinary seminar organizing committee. These are designed to bring STEM and humanities researches to reflect, discuss and think together, as well as to provide a platform for public engagement.
It further funds workshops and discussion meetings that connect STEM and Humanities.
It also provides seed grants for the development of new interdisciplinary research, particularly in the arts and humanities that connect to neuroscience and brain health.
See the full schedule of Neurohumanities lecture series 2018 here
Find out more about the Neurohumanities Programme for 2018
Campus Location: Science Gallery
Research Theme: Digital Humanities
Event Type: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Conferences, Lectures and Seminars, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public