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News and Media

  1. Research2Reality: Painting a Picture of the Anti-Vax movement

    January 17 2018

    Professor Caulfield's book 'The Vaccination Picture' is highlighted.

  2. Gizmodo: How DNA Testing Botched My Family's Heritage, and Probably Yours, Too

    January 16 2018

    Professor Caulfield provides comment.

  3. CBC: Raw water trend puts the 'gotta go' into H2O, says U of A health professor

    January 16 2018

    'They are paying a lot of money for what's basically dirty water,' says Timothy Caulfield.

  4. folio: Raw water is the dangerously stupid 'natural food' fad nobody asked for

    January 15 2018

    By Timothy Caulfield

  5. The Globe and Mail: In 2018 we need less nonsense and more science

    January 05 2018

    Professor Caulfields notes how celebrities using "sciency language" can create the illusion of scientific authority.

  6. Chatelaine: Myth-Buster Timothy Caulfield On What To Say To Someone Who's Hesitant To Vaccinate Their Kid

    November 30 2017

    The author of Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? says more and more Canadians are hesitant about vaccination, and it's hard to convince them otherwise. But he has a few ideas.

  7. Policy Options: Acupuncture and the placebo problem

    November 24 2017

    Article written by Professor Caulfield.

  8. CBC: Unapproved stem cell therapies on the market in Canada

    November 16 2017

    Professor Caulfield comments on the emergence of stem cell therapies.

  9. CBC: Meet the human guinea pig who hacked his own DNA

    November 11 2017

    Professor Caulfield comments on the risks of DIY biohacking.

  10. NBC News: Wellness Brands Like Gwyneth Paltrow's GOOP Wage War on Science

    October 23 2017

    Despite the best efforts of journalists and doctors, debunkers are not winning the wellness war. By Timothy Caulfield.

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The Vaccination Picture 


  1. The Vaccination Picture

    October 24 2017

  2. Sage Journals: Pragmatic clinical trials and the consent process

    October 04 2017

    Publication by Blake Murdoch and Timothy Caulfield.

  3. A User's Guide To Cheating Death

    August 23 2017

  4. CNTRP: Understanding Opt-Out or Presumed Consent - what are the challenges and how would it work in Canada?

    February 15 2017

    This Fast Fact briefly explains the framework and implications of opt-out consent for deceased organ donation, describes the social and legal challenges with adopting an opt-out consent model in Canada and raises important questions to consider. Produced by Maeghan Toews with the input from the CNTRP team and with support from Canadian Blood Services.

  5. Regenerative Medicine: Human gene editing: revisiting Canadian policy

    January 27 2017

  6. Combatting Unlicensed Stem Cell Interventions through Truthful Advertising Law: A Survey of Regulatory Trends

    January 03 2017

    Professor Ogbogu proposes the adoption and application of consumer protection legal frameworks, specifically truthful advertising laws and enforcement strategies, as a means of combating the proliferation of clinics offering and providing unproven and unlicensed stem cell interventions to the public.

  7. From Kim Kardashian to Dr. Oz: The Future Relevance of Popular Culture to Our Health and Health Policy

    October 26 2016

    Professor Timothy Caulfield transcribes Celebrity and Health Behaviours and Beliefs, Inaccurate and Uncritical Portrayals, Celebrities and the "Prius Effect", Our Celebrity-Filled Future, and Celebrity Conundrum.

  8. Bioéthique Online: Doing Research with Vulnerable Populations: The Case of Intravenous Drug Users

    September 23 2016

    2016 B Murdoch, T Caulfield. This review article considers ethical concerns when doing research on potentially vulnerable people who inject drugs (PWID) in a Canadian context.

  9. Science, Celebrities, and Public Engagement

    June 16 2016

    Timothy Caulfield and Declan Fahy on Science, Celebrities, and Public Engagement in the Summer 2016 Issues in Science and Technology.

  10. Science: Confronting stem cell hype

    May 13 2016

    Professor Timothy Caulfield co-authors new stem cell policy guidelines.

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