03
Apr

Dr. Judy Illes, co-lead of NeuroDevNet’s Neuroethics Core, and Professor of Neurology and Canada Research Chair in Neuroethics at UBC, is the recipient of a renewed Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Neuroethics.

One of eight UBC Canada research chairs announced March 28 by the Hon. Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), Dr. Illes is funded to study the ethics of neuroscience, expertise she brings to bear on the range of research conducted within NeuroDevNet. 

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02
Apr

World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) in Canada is being acknowledged starting at noon today in Ottawa with an event on the Hill celebrating research advances.

NeuroDevNet and 13 other stakeholder organizations have gathered, to raise awareness with the help of parliamentarians including the Hon. Minister of State for Social Development Candice Bergen, MP Mike Lake (C) Edmonton-Mill Woods-Beaumont, Senator Jim Munson, and MP Glenn Thibeault, (NDP) Sudbury on the steps of the Capitol.

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01
Apr

"Autism Families Still in Crisis" headlines an April 1 editorial by Senator Jim Munson, a staunch ally of children with disabilities, their families, and the organisations that support them.

The full text of Senator Munson's article, highlighting the importance of political action in the name of human rights and fairness, follows.

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