WHAT WE DO
The Institute conducts two kinds of research: original research and reviews of existing literature.
While our research is of high academic quality and intended for professionals and students alike, the research is written in plain language to be accessible to the general public.
If you are looking for information on a particular subject, please contact us.
Our research can be found published in books and scholarly journals, as well as in electronic format on the Internet and in the popular media.
The Institute was founded in 1982 and since that time has published studies on the following subjects:
- the medical and psychological consequences of induced abortion for women’s health.
- the relationship between legal and illegal abortion rates.
- the changing goals of classroom-based sex education.
- child-abuse prevention programs in Canada.
- the legal and societal trends regarding euthanasia in Canada, the United States and Great Britain. This included a survey of the attitudes regarding euthanasia of palliative care workers.
- the use of heroin and morphine in palliative care.
- the experience of unplanned single motherhood in Canada.
The deVeber Institute is a free resource for the media, the public, students, and others. Drawing on the diverse strengths of our Board of Directors and Advisory Council, we answer your questions, simple or complex, on bioethical and social topics.
Our Board of Directors and Advisory Council have share their expertise in community forums on Palliative Care.
Board Members and Advisers are called upon for speaking engagements to students and community groups.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
- Bridget Campion, PhD
- Michael De Robertis, PhD
- D. Jean Echlin, RN, MScN
- Patricia Armstrong Egan, LLB, BCL
- Timothy M. Egan, LLB, BCL
- Barbara Farlow, BEngSci, MBA
- Tom Lynch, BA, MDiv, STL, STD(Cand)
- David Mikulis, MD
- Heather S. Morris, FRCOG, FRCS(C), LLD (HON)
- Robert Nadeau, LLB
- David Novak, MHL, PhD
- Nancy Olivieri, MD, FRCP(C)
- Paul Ranalli, MD, FRCP(C)
- Paul Zeni, MD
- Elizabeth Ring-Cassidy — Research Associate
- Brent Rooney — Research Associate
- Jean Echlin — Research Associate
- Paul McDougall — Financial Advisor
- Elaine Drake — Executive Director