SueFest 2018


The Full Program details will be posted in the near future.


Public Panel - 12:30-2:00
Paul O'Regan Theatre, Halifax Central Library

Topic: Why Feminist Philosophy Matters to the Health of Canadians

This public panel presentation will focus on the ways in which Dalhousie's feminist bioethicists have shaped and continue to inform medical and social policy and practice to create better health care and a fairer society.

In honour of
: Dr. Susan Sherwin, CM FRSC (Professor Emerita, Dalhousie University), who wrote the first North Americian doctoral thesis on feminist ethics and the first monograph on feminist bioethics, No Longer Patient (1992).

The Panelists

  • Dr. Francoise Baylis, CM FRSC (Dalhousie University)
    will discuss feminist interventions in health policy.
  • Dr. Carolyn McLeod (Western University)
    will discuss attitudes and challenges associated with adoption and reproduction.
  • Dr. Jocelyn Downie (Dalhousie University)
    will discuss assisted death policy and its evolving legal status in Canada.
  • Dr. Kirstin Borgerson (Dalhousie University)
    will discuss current problems with medical research and why Canadians deserve better research policies.

NOTE: The entire presentation will be schedule for a duration of 1.5 hours, after which the discussion will be opened to the audience.