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As a young field currently in its second decade, neuroethics has a unique role in guiding responsible applications of neuroscience research to society. While neuroethics has captivated the attention of researchers worldwide, few institutions have dedicated neuroethics centers, and many identify neuroethics simply as a subdiscipline of bioethics. Since undergraduate neuroethics programs did not exist in the past, Generation X neuroethics investigators come from extremely diverse backgrounds and are faced with the ethical question of whether to concede to criticisms towards shaping a future for the field as a unique discipline, or to remain steadfast in contributing to the leadership of the field. The former choice is fuelled by fierce competition for placement in one of the few neuroethics centers, and involves young investigators pursuing neuroethics from the sidelines while affiliated with an established academic core discipline. The danger is that the neuroethical implications of the research may become lost or secondary to the expectations of the core discipline.

The traditional model of neuroscience research was to overlook engagement with ethicists, but we need to step things up a level. We need a creative approach to improve the neuroethical infrastructure within our institutions. Recently, the President’s Bioethics Commission urged for early integration of ethics into neuroscience research throughout the scientific process. However, the reverse is equally important – integrating neuroscience into neuroethics research. Having cross-pollination between the two would open the education process to more ideas and creativity, and cause naysayers of a future with neuroethics to rethink their disposition.

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November 3rd, 2017

Neurocentric Product Management: Decoding Human Behavior

Date: November 8, 2017 Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm Location: papercliphk, 3/F, Nam Wo Hong Building, 148 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, […]

September 14th, 2017

Interview in Nature Careers

I was interviewed for a feature article in Nature, a multidisciplinary scientific journal widely regarded within academic institutions as a […]

July 29th, 2017

Ignite Your Passion 2017

Date: July 29, 2017 Time: 10:30am – 4:00pm Location: Simon Fraser University Surrey Campus Lunch will be provided. I am delighted […]

July 10th, 2017

The Ubyssey Interview: On the Origin of Scientists

I was interviewed for The Ubyssey, the official newspaper of the University of British Columbia, in a column about the […]

May 17th, 2017

Spirit of Africa – A Talk with SP Jain School of Global Management

Date: May 17, 2017 Time: 3:30 – 5:00pm SGT Location: SP Jain School of Global Management, 10 Hyderabad Road, Singapore I […]

April 26th, 2017

Two Stories of Transition Success

I was interviewed for Science in the City, a communications site for Vancouver highlighting news, recent publications, events, and resources […]

March 6th, 2017

B.I.G. Research Day Panel

Date: March 9, 2017 Time: 9:30 – 5:30pm Location: The Great Hall in UBC Student Nest, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, […]

February 11th, 2017

SCI.STUD: A Career-Oriented Resource for Science Undergraduate Students

Recently I learned about Sci.Stud, an online network of professional and academic support for science undergraduate students. The online forum […]

February 2nd, 2017

Is Advanced Education Necessary to Find Authentic Work?

Date: February 2, 2017 Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm Location: The Drive Coffee Bar, 1670 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC All are welcome. […]

January 30th, 2017

Women in Life Sciences Industry Panel

Date: January 30, 2017 Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm Location: Michael Smith Laboratories, MSL101 lobby Catered refreshments will be provided. I have […]