Author Archives: impact ethics

In a Nutshell: Correcting the record about medical assistance in dying

Jocelyn Downie clarifies what the Supreme Court of Canada’s Carter decision actually says (and doesn’t say) about advance requests for MAiD and MAiD for psychiatric illness.

Good Research Relies on Reflexivity

Erin Sharoni illustrates how the feminist principle of reflexivity can be broadly applied to support structural changes that promote good science.

Abortion to Abolition: An Interview with Martha Paynter

Martha Paynter discusses her new book Abortion to Abolition: Reproductive Health and Justice in Canada.

Moral Superiority Doesn’t Help Protect Trans Kids

Lara Millman argues that preserving narratives of Canadian moral superiority and the comfort of privileged people inevitably harm our social justice pursuits.

The Ethics of Companion Animal Abandonment in Times of Crisis

Andrew Fenton and Timothy Krahn analyze some of the ethical issues at stake when humans are forced to abandon their companion animals in a time of crisis.