The McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy is as a multidisciplinary centre for research, training and dialogue on issues of health and social policy. The IHSP conducts world-class research on how social conditions impact the health, well-being and resilience of people and communities locally, provincially, nationally and globally. The Institute collaborates across sectors and disciplines, bringing values and evidence together in support of healthy social policy.
LATEST NEWS and UPCOMING EVENTS
COVID – 19 Travel Restrictions
Please note that in light of the recent travel restrictions for healthcare workers and learners communicated by the Faculty of Medicine, we are suspending the Summer 2020 McBurney Fellowship Program cycle until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information please contact the Student Affairs Administrator at studentadmin.ihsp [at] mcgill.ca
On July 13th, 2020 the IHSP will launch its new blog entitled, Learning from COVID: Perspectives on health & social policy - COVID and beyond. It is a space for weekly commentaries on health, social, ethical, legal and environmental policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Our first post is CHSLDs in Court: Thoughts on Government’s and Managers’ Liability by Lara Khoury, Associate Professor and Co-Convenor of the McGill Research Group on Health and Law, Faculty of Law, and Associate Member of the IHSP and BMEU (McGill).
Blogs will be posted weekly on Mondays at https://blogs.mcgill.ca/learning-from-covid/.
McGill University's Law School and the McGill University Faculty of Arts are delighted to announce that Professor Daniel Weinstock has been appointed to the Katharine A. Pearson Chair in civil society and public policy, effective June 1, 2020.
June 1, 2020 - Funded by the Healthy Brains, Healthy Lives initiative, a team of researchers based at the Departments of Psychiatry and Philosophy, Institute for Health & Social Policy and the Montreal Neurological Institute have launched https://www.cannabisbrainhub.org/. Led by Dr. Suparna Choudhury, the Cannabis & Adolescent Brain Development (CABD) website will post summaries of the latest published research on cannabis and the adolescent brain to help policy-makers, journalists, educators and parents engage directly with neuroscience. The website aims to increase neuroscience literacy and translation of neuroscience to policy by presenting critical, accessible research digests which pay attention to methodologies, context, analyses and interpretations.
Please click the link to view the full-sized Launch Announcement!
May 21, 2020 Webinar on Power, people and the pandemic: the legal sides of COVID-19 with speakers: Lara Khoury, Associate Member of the Institute for Health and Social Policy, Associate Professor at the McGill Faculty of Law and the co-convener of the McGill Research Group on Health and Law; Alana Klein, Associate Member of the Institute for Health and Social Policy, Associate Professor at the McGill Faculty of Law and co-convener of the McGill Research Group on Health and Law; and Marie-Eve Couture Ménard, Associate Professor at Faculty of Law of Université de Sherbrooke and affiliated with the Centre de recherche sur la régulation et le droit de la gouvernance (CrRDG).
May 11, 2020, article on Accessibility and allocation of public parks and gardens during COVID-19 social distancing in England and Wales by Niloofar Shoari, Majid Ezzati, Jill Baumgartner, Diego Malacarne, Daniela Fecht. Note: This article is a preprint and has not been peer-reviewed. It reports new research that has yet to be evaluated and so should not be used to guide clinical practice.
View the article here!
May 4, 2020 Blog post in Psychology Today on Happiness and the CoVid Pandemic by economist Chris Barrington-Leigh, Associate Professor jointly appointed by McGill's Institute for Health and Social Policy and the School of Environment.
Professor Daniel Weinstock was interviewed by Neale McDevitt of the McGill Reporter on April 28th, 2020 about ethics, social distancing and reopening elementary schools. Read the interview.
April 20, 2020 Webinar on High Compliance Policies and their Pitfalls by Daniel Weinstock, IHSP Director and Professor in the McGill Faculty of Law:
April 19, 2020 Philodio interview with Daniel Weinstock, IHSP Director and Professor in the McGill Faculty of Law