Celebrated Speakers


Lazaridis Hall, Tom Patterson Theatre
Thursday, August 20
10:30 am

Since its publication nearly 200 years ago, Frankenstein has been read as a cautionary tale of the dangers of creation and experimentation. What seems to drive most contemporary critics who invoke “playing God” is a fear of the unintended consequences of scientific discoveries and new technologies. Our panel talks about new scientific developments and whether there are lines that should not be crossed.


  • Timothy Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta
  • Brian Goldman, Physician and Host of CBC Radio's White Coat, Black Art
  • Alison McGuigan, Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, Institute for Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto


  • Karin Wells, CBC documentarian, reporter and producer

Support for The Meighen Forum is generously provided by Kelly & Michael Meighen and The T.R. Meighen Family Foundation.

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Thu, Aug 20
10:30 AM