Dr Eugene Bereza steps down as Director of the MUHC Centre for Applied Ethics, receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr Eugene Bereza

Dr Eugene Bereza has recently stepped down from his position as Director of the MUHC Centre for Applied Ethics (CAE), remaining part of the CAE team as ethics consultant on a part-time basis. In recognition of his leadership and innovation in biomedical ethics at the local, national and international levels over the last three decades, Dr Bereza was awarded the Canadian Bioethics Society (CBS) Lifetime Achievement Award on May 24, 2019.

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The Centre for Applied Ethics

The MUHC Centre for Applied Ethics provides ethics services to the MUHC community in situations where competing values raise important questions related to clinical and innovative care, research and organizational decision-making. 

The three broad areas of expertise include: 

  1. Organisational
  2. Clinical
  3. Research

The Centre for Applied Ethics (CAE) was created April 1, 2014. The transition towards the CAE is ongoing and involves the integration of the Research Ethics Office and the Office of Clinical Ethics, as well as the development of organizational ethics services. Existing Clinical Ethics Committees (CECs) and Research Ethics Boards (REBs) will continue with their mandates of policy development and ensuring ethical oversight of research involving human participants respectively.

  • Clinical ethics services can be requested through locating. 
  • Research ethics services involving the submission of protocols and all protocol related documents continues as usual through eReviews until March 25th 2016. Since March 30th, all research projects have to be submitted and reviewed thanks through through the Nagano web platform.
Dr Eugene Bereza steps down as Director of the MUHC Centre for Applied Ethics, receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Centre for Applied Ethics