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Margaret Somerville to speak
TORONTO, February 20, 2008- Dr. Margaret Somerville, internationally renowned expert on ethical aspects of science and social issues, will be guest speaker at Tyndale University College & Seminary's annual Honeyman Lecture series on Tuesday, March 4.
The morning forum will feature a conversation with Tyndale president Brian Stiller and Dr. Somerville on the large issues we face in Canada and world wide. The evening forum will be in the format of Q&A. Students, faculty and guests will have opportunity to present Dr. Somerville with questions that surface from her extensive writings, her public advocacy and related ethical matters that arise from living within intermingled cultures, ideologies and competing economic and social movements.
The public is invited to the 7:30 evening forum in the Van Norman Worship and Study Centre.
Founding director of the McGill Centre for Medicine, Ethics and
Law, Somerville holds professorships in the Faculties of Law and
Medicine at McGill University. Over the years, she has been active
in the worldwide
Somerville earned a bachelor's degree in law from the University of Sydney and the Doctorate in Civil Law from McGill University. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the first recipient of the UNESCO Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Science. In 1989, she was honoured with the Order of Australia in recognition of her international contribution to law and bioethics. Ryerson and Windsor are among the Canadian universities that have recognized Somerville's distinguished career and conferred honourary doctoral degrees.
Founded in 1894, Tyndale is a trans-denominational university and
seminary located in north Toronto. Currently, there are over 1,200
students and more than 9,000 alumni. Tyndale offers a variety of
degree programs in a wide range of disciplines and accredited programs
at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The programs prepare
leaders for Canada and throughout the world. Visit the Tyndale website
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