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Who can read my body? Health data, privacy, and control.
7:00 PM19:00

Who can read my body? Health data, privacy, and control.


Public Lecture: In the age of consumer health data, fitness apps and direct-to-consumer genetic testing allow us to make more informed medical decisions and life-style choices. However, this means we relinquish control of our data. Dr. Anita Ho will discuss who can access our information and how will it be used? Who determines whether we have an existing condition?

Free Admission
7PM, March 7, 2018
Scotiabank Theatre, Saint Mary's University
903 Robie Street, Halifax, NS

This presentation is brought to you by The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs with the support of Saint Mary’s University – Office of the President, Office of the Vice President of Academic and Research, Faculty of Arts, and Dalhousie’s Department of Bioethics. 

About the speaker: 
Anita Ho (PhD, MPH) is an Associate Professor in bioethics at the Centre for Applied Ethics at the University of British Columbia, and an Affiliate Faculty member in the Bioethics Program of the University of California, San Francisco. She is also the Interim Director of Ethics Services at Providence Health Care in Vancouver. Prior to her return to North America, Anita was the Director of Undergraduate Ethics Education at the Centre for Biomedical Ethics at the at the National University of Singapore School of Medicine (2014-2017). An international scholar and author of more than 60 journal articles and book chapters, Anita's publications can be found in bioethics and medical journals such as the Journal of Medical Ethics, The Hastings Center Report, American Journal of Bioethics, Journal of American Geriatric Society, and Intensive Care Medicine. Anita’s current research focuses on supportive and shared decision making in the diverse healthcare settings, supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Her broader research areas include ethical dimensions of incorporating innovative technologies in health care, trust and decision making in domestic and international clinical and research medicine, organizational and system ethics in medicine, cross-cultural and global health ethics, health-care access and disparity, professional-patient relationship, ethics education for health professionals, disability experiences, and various concepts of autonomy.

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Public lecture: The cult of conditioning and the harm it does
2:00 PM14:00

Public lecture: The cult of conditioning and the harm it does

  • Homburg Centre - Saint Mary's University (Classroom 211) (map)
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Dr. Jason Holt
Dr. Larry Holt (Acadia University And Dalhousie University)

“The cult of conditioning and the harm it does”
Together they discuss the impact of non sport-specific training, or cult conditioning, on a pre- and post- 2008 Tiger Woods. Through the tale of two Tigers they will discuss their research behind explaining how Tiger went from winning 14 majors before 2008 to zero thereafter. In addition to Tiger, the presentation will address conditioning techniques in other sports such as swimming, with particular attention to the careers of Nancy Garapick and Missy Franklin. It concludes with prescriptions for limiting the negative impact of sport/exercise practices in contemporary training.

Presented by the Centre for the Study of Sport & Health.

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Lecture: General John de Chastelain on the Northern Ireland Peace Process - November 9
4:00 PM16:00

Lecture: General John de Chastelain on the Northern Ireland Peace Process - November 9

General John de Chastelain

General John de Chastelain

General John de Chastelain is the former Chairman of the Independent International Commission on Decommissioning in Northern Ireland. General de Chastelain played a key role in the decommissioning of Irish Republican and pro-British Loyalist paramilitary weapons and explosives.

Peaceful Schools International

With generous support from

  • The Office of the President and Vice-Chancellor.
  • Irish Studies Programme
  • Department of Political Science


General John de Chastelain receives Honorary Doctor of Civil Law degree

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9:30 AM09:30

Lecture: Professing in the Age of Enlightenment, by Dr. Robert Summerby-Murray


In this presentation, Dr. Summerby-Murray asks us to consider the broader context for our work as professors, arguing that we have a responsibility to contribute to a scholarly enterprise that has its roots in enlightenment thinking. He argues that this responsibility includes defending and advancing the enlightenment project itself, especially in the present era when many fundamental tenets of the scholarly environment have come under attack from anti-intellectualism, nativist populism and a host of other protectionist agendas.

All faculty, staff and students are welcome.

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