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About Louis C. Charland

I came to the University of Western Ontario in the summer of 1998. My previous job was at the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University in Montreal, where I was a member of the Biomedical Ethics Unit and the Clinical Trials Research Group. While at McGill, I taught in the Master's Specialization Program in Bioethics and served on the Research Ethics Board of the Douglas Psychiatric Hospital.
Prior to my appointment to McGill, I taught philosophy and bioethics at the University of Toronto over a period of about five years. During that time, I served as a Research Associate at the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics. In 1993-1994, I worked as bioethicist at the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children.
In addition to academic and hospital experience, I have also worked as a research and program evaluation consultant for the Government of Ontario's Premier's Council on Health Strategy. The Council was a "think-tank" created to plan for the future of healthcare in Ontario. It was first created and chaired by Premier David Peterson and subsequently chaired by Premier Bob Rae. During my stay with the Premier's Council I authored several reports on the Council's Health Innovation Fund and traveled extensively as an evaluator and research consultant for the Fund. My experience as a consultant also includes work with the Ministry of Community and Social Services. and the Mental Health Branch of the Ministry of Health.
Currently, I am a tenured professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario. I also have a joint appointment with the Faculty of Health Sciences and a cross appointment in the Department of Psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.
I am also a member of the new Rotman Institute of Philosophy, based in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario.


Present Professor, Western University

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Arthur and Sonia Labatt Health Sciences Building, Room 214
(519) 661-2111 ext. 86445


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