No Matter What!

Something that caught our eye this week at CPL is that the Terry Fox Foundation released its 2024 Limited Edition t-shirts. On the front, the shirt says “No matter what” and, on the back, it says: “No matter the distance. No matter the obstacles. No matter the journey. No matter the odds. No matter what. Terry Fox Run for cancer research.”

True to Terry Fox’s legacy, the t-shirt’s message is one of resilience, of staying engaged in life even in the face of great suffering, and in making a difference. 

A “No matter what” attitude is the opposite of a euthanasia attitude. 

But how do we get there? How do we become “No matter what” Canadians instead of “Just euthanize me” Canadians?

Bioethics Symposia

We are making a contribution to this change of mind and heart through our Bioethics Symposia.

This June 13-15, 2024, Canadian Physicians for Life will host a Bioethics Symposium convening medical students and residents for an intensive socratic seminar on “Conscience in the Culture and the Professions.” 

Through a competitive application process, the cohort will be composed of top up-and-coming medical professionals from across the country who cover a range of specializations. 

Before arriving at the seminar, each participant will read through a package of selected texts curated to give a deep dive into the philosophical foundations of medical ethics. The reader gives participants access to some of the most important thinkers in the intellectual tradition of conscience and human dignity.

This intellectual retreat is an experience like no other. Come be challenged, renewed, and uplifted for the work you do every day. 

Check out this promo video about the Symposium:

As part of our commitment to interdisciplinary formation and robust socratic discussion, we also invite applications from students and professionals with an interest in conscience in professional life across such disciplines as law, academia, professional bioethics and other related fields.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so please apply as soon as possible.

Selected participants are only required to pay a $100 fee. Other expenses, including: travel to Ottawa, accommodations, and meals will be covered thanks to the generosity of CPL donors who believe in investing in life-affirming professionals.

Please help us spread the word to those to whom you think this opportunity would be of interest and benefit.

To learn more and to apply, click here.


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