Author Archives: impact ethics

Nothing about us without us: An Inuk reply to exploitive research

Julie Bull articulates the duty of researchers to ensure ethical and responsible conduct of research with Inuit in light of recent media attention regarding skin graft experiments that occurred on Inuit in the 1970s.

Equality in Parental Leave Benefits for Adoptive Parents

Emily Cichocki advocates for the creation of “attachment benefits” so that adoptive parents can access the same amount of parental leave as biological parents.

A New Lens to International Commercial Surrogacy

Emily Galpern announces the Surrogacy360 project.

Consent, Care, and the Caster Semenya Controversy

Celeste E. Orr analyzes how the International Association of Athletics Federations has perversely co-opted progressive discourses in order to impose discriminatory policies on athletes like Caster Semenya.

Canada Needs an Actual Safe Sport System

Kate Scallion questions how Canada is implementing a system to protect Canadian athletes from abuse and harassment.

At What Cost Presumed Consent for Organ Donation?

Marika Warren points out some ethically challenging aspects of Nova Scotia’s new presumed consent legislation for organ donation.

Max and Keira: Life from Death

Barry Hoffmaster tells the story of Keira Ball and Max Johnson to illustrate the need for better organ donation policies.