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Bioethicists have varied educational backgrounds, with Philosophy, Law, Medicine, Nursing and Social Work being strongly represented degrees in the Toronto Bioethics community.  They typically have a minimum of a post-graduate degree in Bioethics, and increasingly, employers expect them to have a doctorate. Practical experience and training is necessary and available from clinical ethics fellowships like those offered by the Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto.

Bioethicists commonly supplement their academic and practical backgrounds with certificates in relevant areas such as mediation, research ethics and leadership.


UHN Bioethicists supervise Fellows in Clinical and Organizational Ethics from the Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto (JCB), as well as practicum students in the JCB's Master of Health Sciences program.

Contact Us

Kyle Anstey, PhD 
Senior Bioethicist​​, University Health Network
Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy and Member, Joint Centre for Bioethics, The University of Toronto

Phone: 416 603 5800 ext. 2521