Topic: Ethics

Equity, ethics, academic freedom and the employment of contingent academics

By Linda Muzzin

The recent York University strike by contingent faculty has provided a focal point for discussion in my evening graduate course, “Faculty in […]

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Academics in Politics

By Tom Flanagan

The new president of the United States, Barack Obama, once taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago’s law school. That makes […]

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Medical publishing and the drug industry: IS MEDICAL SCIENCE FOR SALE?

By Sergio Sismondo

Observation #1 I recently looked at the c.v. of a distinguished professor of medicine and saw that he had authored (most usually […]

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Facing up to the dangers of the intolerant university: Bird on an Ethics Wire

By Margaret Somerville

Whom we bond with in terms of shared values and the way in which we find and affirm values is now undergoing […]

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"The Vanishing Physician-Scientist?" - book cover

Are physician-scientists a vanishing breed?

By Ross Upshur

Their research builds on the lived experience of patients and the ethical issues created by patient care in a complex, highly technological medical system. What is needed to save them? Andrew. L. Shafer, Vanishing Physician-Scientist? (Cornell University Press, 2009)

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Blame Facebook

By Kathy Cawsey

By October of my first year of teaching, I’d had five plagiarism cases. Three more surfaced by Christmas, and a couple more […]

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