Join us for a panel discussion on transhumanism, its scientific dimensions, and ramifications for religion.
Pizza will be served at 5:30, and the discussion will begin promptly at 6.
Dr. Michael Hendricks, an Assistant Professor of Biology at McGill University
, and a Canada Research Chair in Neurobiology and Behaviour. In his lab, he studies the neurobiology and behaviour of a small roundworm called Caenorhabditis elegans, looking to them to ask detailed questions about the genetic and environmental factors that cause changes in brain function and behaviour.
Dr. Christine Jamieson, an Associate Professor of Theological Studies at Concordia University
, and an expert in the field of Christian bioethics. She is also the author of «Christian Ethics and the Crisis of Gender Violence: Exploring Kristeva’s Reading of Religion, Culture and the Human Psyche.»
Dr. Terry Hébert, professor and the Assistant Dean of Biomedical Science Education, Faculty of Medicine, at McGill University. Dr. Hébert is the lab director of the Hébert Lab
, looking at G protein-coupled signal transduction systems.
Dr. Cory Labrecque, professeur agrégé en éthique théologique et bioéthique at Université Laval
, and the author of the forthcoming «For Ever and Ever. Amen: Roman Catholicism, Transhumanism, and the Ethics of Radically Extending Human Life in an Ageist Society.»
Dr. Paul Allen, professor of Theological Studies at Concordia University, and co-author of «Catholicism and Science.»
Concordia University, Department of Theological Studies
Canadian Scientific & Christian Affiliation
St. Peter's Anglican Church
Also sponsored by a grant given by Bridging the Two Cultures of Science and the Humanities II, a project run by Scholarship and Christianity in Oxford, the UK subsidiary of the Council
for Christian Colleges and Universities, with funding by Templeton Religion Trust and The Blankemeyer Foundation.