Toronto [Notwithstanding] Breakfast

Date: Wednesday October 10th, 2018

Time: 8:30AM-10:30AM

Location: Room 2027, Ignat Kaneff Building, Osgoode Hall Law School


Poster: Can be downloaded here



Short interventions & a Chance to Reflect on:

  • Bill 5 (the Better Local Government Act) & City of Toronto v. AG Ont
  • the Province's use of the notwithstanding clause
  • our city governance/the place of the city in the country & constitution

Agenda and Bibliography will be available here

Space is limited and we are working on the possibility of livestreaming this event.  If space is no longer available, please check this page for updates.

Presented by the York Centre for Public Policy and Law


Genome Engineering and Its Applications Including Legal and Ethical Issues

A presentation by Professor Ronald E. Pearlman, PhD


Date and Time: November 23, 2016 @ 12pm-1:30
LocationOsgoode Hall Law School, Room 1005 (The Moot Court)
Cost: Free (light lunch and refreshments will be provided)
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Poster can be downloaded here.

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ABSTRACT: Recent advances in molecular biology focused on genome science leading to the ability to precisely manipulate and edit genomes, has been a spectacular advance in the life sciences and is a revolution in biomedical science with profound applications and implications in all areas of the life sciences including medicine, biotechnology, plant, and animal science. The technology for genome editing, referred to as 'CRISPR', has developed very recently from basic studies on adaptive immunity in bacteria; how bacteria protect themselves from viral infection. Many of the applications of genome editing, in medicine (e.g. ‘personalized medicine’) and in other areas, have important ethical consequences that must be considered in the development and use of the technology. We will discuss the scientific foundation of the technology and introduce some of its applications, as well as discussing legal and ethical implications for the use of the technology.

This talk is also being generously supported by:

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