STS Colloquium Oct. 25 Jennifer Chandler

Tuesday Oct 25

Discussion: Jennifer Chandler, title “Coerced metamorphosis: Biological interventions as criminal rehabilitation”
Commentators: Kejia Wang, Stefano Pantaleone

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Jennifer Chandler

Jennifer Chandler joined the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa in 2002, after practising law with a national firm and serving as a law clerk to the Honourable Mr. Justice John Sopinka of the Supreme Court of Canada.

She recently completed her sabbatical as a Visiting Associate Professor at the Centre for Biomedical Ethics, National University of Singapore.

She is the Co-Chair of the Law and Ethics Group within the Canadian National Transplant Research Program.  She is also a Member of the Ethics Working Group on Organ Transplantation, Trillium Gift of Life Network, Ontario.

Jennife Chandler is interested in the legal and ethical implications of emerging bioscientific knowledge, with a particular focus in two areas:

  • The Brain, the Mind, and the Law
  • Organ Donation, Transplantation, Regenerative Medicine and End of Life Issue

Selected Research Projects and Groups

  • Biocriminal Justice:  What forms of biological behaviour modification methods may a criminal offender be legally coerced to accept? (PI, SSHRC, 2014-2017)
  • Canadian National Transplant Research Program (co-lead, Core 1 on Ethical, Legal and Social Issues, CIHR 2013-2018).  Click HERE for project website.