About Us

The Biomedical Ethics Unit of McGill University, Montreal, was established in 1996 with the aim of supporting scholarly research, clinical services, teaching and public outreach. Members of the unit have backgrounds in law, sociology, molecular genetics, history, medicine, and philosophy with cross-appointments in Social Studies of Medicine, Family Medicine, Experimental Medicine, Human Genetics, Sociology, and the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health.

 

We offer a 2-year Master’s Specialization in Biomedical Ethics through the Departments of Experimental Medicine, Human Genetics, Family Medicine, Philosophy, and Religious Studies. The current director is Jonathan Kimmelman.