Medical Assistance in Dying: Lessons from New Scotland with Jocelyn Downie




Scottish Parliament Building Edinburgh EH99 1SP The Fairfax Somerville Room T4.40-CR2.


1:30 pm

Join us on the 20th November for a lunch and talk by our guest Jocelyn Downie.

Jocelyn Downie is the James Palmer Chair in Public Policy and Law at Dalhousie University. She is a member of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academies of Health Science. Her work on end-of-life law and policy includes: Special Advisor to the Canadian Senate Committee on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide; author of Dying Justice: A Case for the Decriminalizing Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide in Canada; and member of the Royal Society of Canada Expert Panel on End-of-Life Decision-Making, the plaintiffs’ pro bono legal team in Carter v. Canada (Attorney General) and Lamb v. Canada (Attorney General), the Provincial-Territorial Expert Advisory Group on Physician-Assisted Dying, and the Canadian Council of Academies Expert Panel on Medical Assistance in Dying.

The Fairfax Somerville Room T4.40-CR2.

Lunch will be provided.