The Humanities Research Group and the University of Windsor welcomes Dr. Francoise Baylis for two events this week:
An Evening with Dr. Francoise Baylis - Thurs. March 5th, 7p.m. @ McPherson Lounge and a Bioethics Seminar with Dr. Baylis - Fri., March 6th, 10a.m. @ McPherson Lounge.
Some notable information on Dr. Baylis:
- Received a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University in Political Science and Government, and a PhD from Western University with a specialization in Bioethics
- Primary appointment: Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University with cross-appointments in the Department of Philosophy and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Research: ethical issues in women’s health particularly in human reproduction and research participation
- Elected fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
- She is a frequent guest on CBC and Radio Canada and the author of many news stories with a “behind the scenes” look at ethical issues.
- Author of a number of journal articles such as “Fake it till you make it: Policymaking and assisted human reproduction in Canada,” “The ethics of creating children with three genetic parents,” “The demise of Assisted Human Reproduction Canada” etc.
- Full texts of her articles can be found on Google Scholar.
- Baylis is a part of the editorial team at Impact Ethics, a blog which “is a forum for discussion of and commentary on bioethical issues, presenting a diverse range of voices and perspectives.”
- Baylis spoke out about the Dalhousie Facebook Dentistry Scandal when fourth year dentistry students at the school wrote misogynistic and sexually violent posts to the web. The podcast can be found here and Impact Ethics’ post about gender violence and misogyny can be found here.
Books by Dr. Baylis @ Leddy:
- Health Care Ethics in Canada
- The Health Care Ethics Consultant
- Codes of Ethics: Ethics Codes, Standards and Guidelines for Professionals Working in a Health Care Setting in Canada
- Ethical and Legal Issues Relating to Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for Possible Non-occupational Exposure to HIV