The Centre for Law, Technology and Society is delighted to announce that Faculty member Prof. Jennifer Chandler has been elected as a 2022 Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS), one of the highest honours for members of the Canadian health sciences community.
Established in 2004, the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) helps to bring together Canada’s top-ranked health and biomedical scientists and scholars with the goal of understanding and addressing the urgent health concerns of Canadians. Fellows of the CAHS are elected on the basis of their demonstrated leadership, creativity, distinctive competencies and commitment to advancing academic health sciences. Fellows volunteer their expert advice and analysis to help inform public policy development and improve the health of all Canadians.
Professor Jennifer Chandler is the Bertram Loeb Research Chair in Organ and Tissue Donation, and a Faculty member at the Centre for Law, Technology and Society, the Brain Mind Research Institute and the Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics at the University of Ottawa, where she is a Full Professor within the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section. Her research explores the legal and ethical aspects of biomedical science and technology, with a focus on the intersection of the brain sciences, law and ethics, and the legal policy related to organ donation and transplantation. No stranger to international collaborations, Professor Chandler led the publication of the first international comparative study of the laws of “psychosurgery” in collaboration with leading functional neurosurgeons from Europe, Asia and the Americas. She also coordinates a tri-national project – Hybrid Minds – which brings together researchers from Switzerland, Germany and Canada to examine the implications of embedding artificial intelligence within neuroprosthetics. Professor Chandler regularly contributes to Canadian governmental policy on challenging matters of biomedicine. On July 1, 2022, she assumed the role of Vice-Dean of Research for the Common Law Section.
As a Fellow of the CAHS, Professor Chandler joins Faculty Member Dr. Colleen Flood, who was elected to the Academy in 2018.
Congratulations to Professor Chandler!