The deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research conducts and disseminates research on topics connected to human life in its biological, social and ethical dimensions. These topics are selected for study depending on emerging medical, technological and social developments. In undertaking this work the Institute believes that a sense of the inherent value and dignity of human life and of the human person as an end and not a means is a foundational perspective to bring to bear on its work.

The Institute's research may be original or may consist of reviews of existing literature. In each case the Institute's work is to be of the highest academic quality, though accessible to the general public.

From the Director's Desk

Videos from our 3rd Summer Symposium!

This summer, we partnered up with Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto to present our 3rd summer symposium, entitled, "One Year Later: The Aftermath of Assisted Suicide in Canada." At this dynamic and explosive event we discussed the impact of the Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) law has had on Canadians over the past year. There have been 1,324 MAiD cases. What else has the law done? Read and watch videos below for details!

We had 5 speakers with us this year, in addition to an expert panel. 

DeVeber is Hiring Summer Interns !

Job Openings with the deVeber Institute for Summer 2017

Please be aware that job availability is dependent on government funding. Please forward to any potential candidates. Note criteria and timelines below. The deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from all students.

Trudeau’s overseas abortion funding is misguided, says report

Published by Evan Boudreau, The Catholic Register, April 12, 2017

By exporting abortion to the developing world the Canadian government is jeopardizing the morality of the nation and the mortality of those it should be helping, says a bioethics and social research report.

Abortion and maternal mortality in developing countries.


Hospice to provide safe haven from euthanasia for patients and doctors

Published by Evan Boudreau, in The Catholic Register, March 24, 2017