By Dr. Kieran O'Doherty, Department of Psychology. Human tissue biobanks are an increasingly important component of biomedical research. They also present novel challenges to research ethics, and raise important questions relating to ownership of human tissue and DNA. Dr. O'Doherty will discuss an ongoing research programme on the use of deliberative democratic forums to supplement local and global governance of biobanks.
By Dr. Karen Houle, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy. In this paper I use a Foucauldian approach to investigate and critique the practice of the philanthropic donation of cadavers to medical research and training.
By Dr. Carla Rice, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences. Dr. Rice will discuss Project Re-Vision, a CIHR-funded arts-based research project that uses the power of the arts to positively influence healthcare practitioners' perspectives on disability. She explores how the digital stories produced through Project Re-Vision disrupt bio-pedagogical ways of teaching and work to open up non-didactic possibilities for living in/with difference.
By Lauren Sneyd (PhD candidate Geography), Jennifer Vansteenkiste (PhD candidate Geography), and Evan Fraser, Department of Geography. When food and fuel prices peaked in 2008, food riots erupted in countries across the globe. This paper empirically compares Haiti and Cameroon where particularly violent protests erupted. Drawing on field research and interview data of nearly 500 individuals Sneyd, Vansteenkiste and Fraser show the preconditions, forms, sites, agents, strategies, and outcomes of food related resistance.
By Adam Sneyd, Department of Political Science and Alexander Legwegoh, Department of Geography.
By Kerry Preisbisch, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Guelph
By Ian Mosby, Department of History, University of Guelph. Pre-circulated paper available; please email Monique Deveaux, Dept. of Philosophy for a copy: email@example.com. Sponsored by 'Initatives in Global Justice' and the Canada Research Chair in Ethics & Global Social Change
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Monique Deveaux, Director, IGJ