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CRDS Faculty Research: Gregor Wolbring

For output of the WolbPack the Collaborative Interdisciplinary Student Research Team A husky with a circle around with 'Wolbpack' written in the circle (the logo was designed by Verlyn Leopatra a former WolbPack member) founded by my students and I go here

Below you find my awards, publications by year followed by my presentations by year

Beyond this webpage you can find me on facebook, twitter, academia.edu, researchgate.net, Google Scholar citations, and linked-in.

My email is

AWARDS

1) Gregor Wolbring was nominated for the 2016 Graduate Student Association Graduate Student supervision award

2) Gregor Wolbring was the recipient of  the Faculty of Graduate Studies, My SupervisorSkills, GREAT Supervisor Award! on September 15,2015. This award recognizes supervisors from each graduate program for their outstanding supervision and mentorship to graduate students

3) Gregor Wolbring was nominated for the 2015 Graduate Student Association Graduate Student supervision award

4) Gregor Wolbring was the recipient of the fall 2014 BHSc Research Mentor Award , Faculty of Medicine, Thank you to the students that nominated me. However I see it to be also an award for the students because if the students would not be receptive my efforts would not work. Also the WolbPack reflects as much my vision as it reflects the vision of the students that make up the WolbPack..

5) The documentary "Fixed The Science/Fiction of Enhancement" won the first prize in the category documentary over 30 minutes at the Picture this the Calgary Disability Film Festival. http://www.ptff.org/ Dr Wolbring is featured as one of the "cast member" listed on the webpage of the film http://www.fixedthemovie.com/ see here for photos from the event with some of the WolbPack present here and here and here and here and here and here and here. For a description of my role in the movie see here

6) Dr Wolbring was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal  on November 11, 2013; citation read, "he has worked in his interest area of  ability and ableism ethics and governance; the history of thalidomide and thalidomiders  and disability studies. His work in this area has been tireless and of benefit to the greater community” (picture with some members of the Wolbpack herehere and here I would like to thank Zaheed Damani (who received the same honor for his youth work a few month earlier) a long time friend of the WolbPack for introducing me to the crowd at the ceremony. Here my thank you note

7) Dr Wolbring was nominated for the 2013 Graduate Student Association Graduate Student supervision award

8) Dr Wolbring was awarded the 2011 Faculty of Medicine McLeod award for excellence in teaching

I would like to thank my students and the WolbPack in general as their enthusiasm, team spirit and hard work I see as the foundation that led to I receiving most of the awards listed above. Thank you! 

 

 

Academic and work related appointments

  1. Primary Appointment Associate Professor University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine, Community Health Sciences, Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies
  2. Scientific staff of Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Karlsruhe, Germany http://www.itas.kit.edu/english/staff_wolbring_gregor.php 2014-
  3. Visiting Professor of Ability Expectation and Ableism Studies at American University of Sovereign Nations (AUSN); (Faculty of Medicine), USA 2013-
  4. Fellow: Institute for Science, Policy and Society, University of Ottawa, Canada 2011-
  5. Adjunct Faculty, Critical Disability Studies, York University, Toronto, Canada 2008-
  6. Adjunct Assistant Professor, John Dossetor Health Ethic Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada 2002-2005
  7. Affiliated Scholar, Center for Nanotechnology and Society at Arizona State University, USA 2005-
  8. Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dept. of Community Health,  Faculty of Medicine University of Calgary 2005-2008 (replaced by the tenure track position)
  9. Part Time Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, Canada, Sept 2007-

Publications

My blog where I write mostly about science and technology advances and their implications

My Blog where I try to build a community to investigate Ableism and Favoritism for Abilities Ethics and Governance

A blog to which I also contribute called What Sorts of People

A glossary of terms around disability, health, ableism.....

Key Interests: Ability governance, Social, ethical, legal, economic, cultural and governance issues of new, emerging and converging sciences and technologies (S&T) such as nanoscale S&T (feed, food, water…), molecular manufacturing, aging, longevity and immortality research, cognitive sciences, neuromorphic engineering, genetics, synthetic biology, bodily enhancement S&T, in vitro meat, artificial intelligence and robotics;  Impact of S&T on: marginalized populations especially disabled people; Sports; human security, human right, personhood, sentient rights; concept of  disability impairment, ableism and transhumanism; models and determinants of health; global health, health- (technology assessment, law, care and policies); medical anthropology; foresight studies, bioethics issues, biochemistry, role of different stakeholders and evaluation of existing S&T discourses.

Below first my different columns published between 2006-2010 and after that my academic and other writings listed by year published

 

2016

my students underlined

  1. Wolbring G; Ball, N; Leopatra V (forthcoming) History of Science and Technology (S&T) and Canadians with disabilities: Book Chapter editors Nancy Hansen and Roy Hanes, University of Manitoba Press
  2. Wolbring Gregor and Chai Tsing-Yee (Emily) (forthcoming, 2016) Investigating Occupational Therapy: from Disability Studies to Ability Studies in Occupational Therapy without Borders new edition for 2016: Editors Nick Pollard and Dikaios Sakellariou, Elsevier Publisher
  3.  Wolbring, G.; Diep, L. Cognitive enhancement through an ability studies lens. In Cognitive enhancement, Jotterand, F.; Dubljevic, V., Eds. Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2016; pp 57-75
  4. Wolbring Gregor and Abdullah Boushra (June 2016)  “Coverage of aging well of individuals aging with a disability in Canadian newspapers: A content analysis” in Review of Disability Studies 12(2),: RDS Special Issue: Disability & Aging Guest Editors: Katie Aubrecht, PhD & Tamara Krawchenko, PhD
  5. Chai, Tsing-Yee (Emily) and Wolbring Gregor (2016) The portrayal of occupational therapy and occupational science in Canadian newspapers: A content analysis in Societies 6(2):article 18; Its part of a special issue "Exploring Human Doing through an Occupational Lens" guest editors Dr. Nick Pollard and Dr. Dikaios Sakellariou for metrics
  6. Lisitza, Aryn; and Wolbring, Gregor. (2016) in EcoHealth and Ethics: Where is the guidance? Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics 26(2) p 45-60
  7. Holitzki, Hannah and Wolbring Gregor (2016) Responsible Innovation and Ethics: A need for Globalization in Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics 26(1) p 11-18
  8. Lisitza, Aryn; and Wolbring, Gregor. (2016). "Sustainability within the Academic EcoHealth Literature: Existing Engagement and Future Prospects.Sustainability 8, no. 3: art. 202. for metrics
  9. Wolbring Gregor and Abdullah Boushra (2016)  Aging and Technology: What is the take home message for newspapers readers p 271-291 in Ageing and Technology Perspectives from the Social Sciences“ editor Linda Nierling and Emma Dominguez-Rue Transcript Publisher
  10. Wolbring Gregor (2016) Employment, Disabled People and Robots: What Is the Narrative in the Academic Literature and Canadian Newspapers? in Societies 6(2):article 15 doi: 10.3390/soc6020015 for metrics
  11. Wolbring Gregor (2016) Expanding ableism: Taking down the ghettoization of impact of disability studies scholars reprint in Rethinking Disability: World Perspectives in Culture and Society edited by Patrick Devlieger, Beatriz Miranda-Galarza, Steven E. Brown, Megan Strickfaden Garant Publisher, Antwerp, Belgium, p 141-149
  12. Wolbring Gregor (2016) Ability Privilege: A needed addition to privilege studies reprint in Rethinking Disability: World Perspectives in Culture and Society edited by Patrick Devlieger, Beatriz Miranda-Galarza, Steven E. Brown, Megan Strickfaden Garant Publisher, Antwerp, Belgium
  13. Wolbring Gregor (2016) Wohin gehen wir? Bioskop: Zeitschrift zur Beobachtung der Biowissenschaften auch hier, 19. Jg. | Nr. 74 | Juni 2016, Deutschland. The Germaqn version was translated from the English version which is here. The English version is to be seen as the original one. The English version contains all the references. References are not listed in the German Translation.

 

2015

my students underlined

    1. Wolbring, Gregor (2015) Gene editing: Govern ability expectations Nature, 527(7579), 446-446. doi: 10.1038/527446b
    2. Diep, Lucy; Cabibihan John-John and Wolbring Gregor Social Robots: Views of special education teachers p 160-164 in Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on ICTs for improving Patients Rehabilitati on Research Techniques 01st-02nd of October 2015 University Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologías Lisbon, Portugal Editors: Habib M. Fardoun, Pedro Gamito, Víctor M. R. Penichet, Daniyal M. Alghazzawi
    3. Diep Lucy and Wolbring Gregor "Perceptions of Brain-Machine Interface Technology among Mothers of Disabled Children". in Disability Studies Quarterly, Volume 35/4 December 16,2015
    4. Wolbring Gregor (2015) Society is also to blame for thalidomiders' worsening health in The Conversation, Australia, December 8th
    5. Wolbring G (2015) Abnormality in Encyclopaedia of Global Bioethics ed Henk Ten Have New York, USA, Springer Publisher
    6. Frank W. Stahnisch and Gregor Wolbring (2015) Panel on the 50th Anniversary of the Thalidomide Catastrophe In: Loewenau, A; Lucyk, K. and Stahnisch, F. W. (eds.): "Proceedings of the 21st History of Medicine Days at the University of Calgary". Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing: 2015, p.281-287
    7. Ball, Natalie (2015) I was the preceptor and supervisor of Natalie but the rule of the publication was not to list preceptors/supervisors as co-author) "Eugenics through the Eyes of Nobel Laureates: Involvement in the Intentional Improvement of Man’s Inheritable Qualities from 1905-2010 In: Loewenau, A; Lucyk, K. and Stahnisch, F. W. (eds.): "Proceedings of the 21st History of Medicine Days at the University of Calgary". Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing: 2015, p.101-125.
    8. Cheung, Jennifer, Wolbring Gregor (2015) Analysis of the science and technology narrative within organ donation and transplantation coverage in Canadian newspapers in Technologies 3(2), 74-93; doi:10.3390/technologies3020074 (for metrics) over 800 downloads of full paper as of July 2015
    9. Wolbring, G (2015) (link to German Version of the full issueHuman Enhancement verlangt die Auseinandersetzung mit Fähigkeitserwartungen in special issue "Schwerpunkt// Der optimierte Mensch in «Soziale Sicherheit CHSS» Social Security, Journal of the Federal Social Insurance Office, Switzerland Vol 16, Issue 1, p 16-19 The French version of full journal issue is here The English version Human Enhancement: The need for Ability Expectation Governance available upon request
    10. Platoni Kara (2015) we have the technologies" I am cited on a few pages
    11. Wolbring, G.(2015) Medicalization in encyclopedia of eugenicsarchive.ca a SSHRC CURA funded project
    12. Wolbring, G.(2015) Bioethics in encyclopedia of eugenicsarchive.ca a SSHRC CURA funded project
    13. Wolbring G. (2015) LET’S TALK ABOUT THE ETHICS OF GERMLINE MODIFICATION Gregor Wolbring conveys the need for clarity in the call for public discussion about human germline genetic modification here
    14. Wolbring G and Ghai Anita (2015) Interrogating the impact of scientific and technological development on disabled children in India and beyond in Disability and the Global South 2(2) pp. 667-685
    15. Wolbring G and Yumakulov S (2015) Education through an Ability Studies Lens in Zeitschrift für Inklusion 10(2) no page number Special Issue on Ableism: Behinderung und Befähigung im Bildungswesen Editor Lisa Pfahl and Tobias Buchner link to full issue

 

2014

my students underlined

    1. Wolbring, Gregor (2014) "Ability Expectation and Ableism Studies (short Ability Studies): An innovative approach to catalyze a new community of practice to monitor, evaluate and address Synbio linked ability expectation challenges to how society functions: The Issue of Ability Expectation Governance" synbio meaning synthetic biology http://cns.asu.edu/synbio/papers
    2. Noga Jacqueline and Wolbring Gregor (2014) Views on water management from students of different faculties at the University of Calgary: Developing water policies using focus groups in Journal of Sustainable Development 7(5), 189-211
    3. Wolbring Gregor (2014) Disability in Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering: A Global Resource Ed. J. Britt Holbrook. Vol. 1. 2nd ed. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA, p589-592. COPYRIGHT 2015 Gale, Cengage Learning
    4. Wolbring Gregor and Lashewicz Bonnie (2014) Home care technology through an ability expectation lens in Journal of Medical Internet Research JMIR 16(6): e155
    5. Wolbring, Gregor Martin Angelica, Tynedal Jeremy, Ball Natalie, Yumakulov Sophya (2014) Exploring discourse surrounding therapeutic enhancement with veterans and soldiers with injuries In WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation special issue on Soldier Rehabilitation online first DOI: 10.3233/WOR-141936
    6. Wolbring, Gregor and Diep Lucy (2014) Engaging with technology governance in social work education: An essential for preparing future social work(ers) in International Journal of Continuing Social Work Education Volume 17(2), 63-75 a slightly different version is online in the University dspace repository with approval of the journal
    7. Lucy Diep, John-John Cabibihan and Gregor Wolbring Social robotics through an anticipatory governance lens In: M. Beetz et al. (eds.) Proc. ICSR 2014, LNAI, vol. 8755, p. 116-125, Springer, Berlin,
    8. Wolbring (2014) Normalcy and Subnormalcy in encyclopedia of eugenicsarchive.ca a SSHRC CURA funded project
    9. Wolbring (2014) Disability, models of in encyclopedia of eugenicsarchive.ca a SSHRC CURA funded project
    10. Wolbring (2014) Genetic Counseling in encyclopedia of eugenicsarchive.ca a SSHRC CURA funded project
    11. Wolbring (2014) Human Enhancement in encyclopedia of eugenicsarchive.ca a SSHRC CURA funded project
    12. Wolbring (2014) Person in encyclopedia of eugenicsarchive.ca a SSHRC CURA funded project
    13. Wolbring Gregor; Mackay, Rachel; Rybchinski Theresa; Noga Jacqueline (2014) Disabled People and the Post-2015 Development Goal Agenda short version of what has been published originally in Sustainability 5(10): 4152-4182 in 2013 published by invitation in Journal Behinderung und internationale Entwicklung Journal Disability and International Development 25(1)
    14. Wolbring, Gregor and Mackay Rachel (2014) Analysis of newspaper coverage of food security through a disability studies lens in Journal of Sustainable Development Vol. 7 No 4 p1-26 doi:10.5539/jsd.v7n4p1 
    15. Wolbring, Gregor and Yumakulov Sophya (2014) Social robots: Views of staff of a disability service organization in International Journal of Social Robotics 6(3), 457-468
    16. Wolbring, Gregor (2014) Disability Studies and the Discourse on Enhancement a book review of M. Eilers, Chr. Rehmann-Sutter, K. Grüber (eds.): Verbesserte Körper – gutes Leben? Bioethik, enhancement und die Disability studies. Frankfurt a. M. et al.: Peter Lang, 2012, 331 p., isBn 978-363-163-0655,in "Technology Assessment – Theory and Practice" (TATuP) 23(1) , 75-78
    17. Wolbring Gregor (2014) Ability Privilege: A needed addition to privilege studies:In Journal for Critical Animal Studies  Vol. 12, No. 2, p.118-141 link to just my article
    18. Ball, Natalie and Wolbring Gregor (2014) "Cognitive Enhancement: Perceptions among parents of children with disabilities" In: Neuroethics Published online February 21,
    19. Billawala, Alshaba and Wolbring Gregor (2014) "Analyzing the discourse surrounding Autism in the New York Times using an ableism lens".In Disability Studies Quarterly Vol 34(1), no page number
    20. Panesar Sonum and Wolbring Gregor (2014) Analysis of Newspaper Coverage of Bionics Using the Disability Studies Framework in Technologies 20142(1), 1-30; doi:10.3390/technologies2010001 (to access stats) over 2300 downloads of full paper as of July 2015
    21. Noga Jacqueline and Wolbring Gregor (2014) The Oil and Gas Discourse from the Perspective of the Canadian and Albertan Governments, Non-Governmental Organizations and the Oil and Gas Industry in Energies 20147(1), 314-333; doi:10.3390/en7010314 for stats here over 1700 downloads of full paper as of July 2015

     

    2013

    my students underlined

    1. Wolbring, Gregor (2013) Subjective Well-being, body-related ability expectations and peace in International Journal of Peace Studies Volume 18 Number 2 p 27-39
    2. Abdullah Boushra and Wolbring Gregor (2013) Analysis of newspaper coverage of active aging through the lens of the 2002 World Health Organization report Active Ageing: a policy framework and the 2010 Toronto Charter for Physical Activity: A Global Call for Action (supp file) in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 201310(12), 6799-6819; doi:10.3390/ijerph10126799 (for metrics) over 2400 downloads of full paper as of July 2015
    3. Wolbring, Gregor (2013) A Culture of Peace through an Ability Studies and Disability Studies Lens Chapter 8 in Springer Briefs in Environment, Security,  Development and Peace (ESDP), Editor HG. Brauch
    4. Noga, J and Wolbring, G (2013) Perceptions of Water Ownership, Water Management, and the Responsibility of Providing Clean Water in Water 20135(4), 1865-1889; doi:10.3390/w5041865 (for hitcount). over 2400 downloads of full paper as of July 2015
    5. Wolbring, Gregor and Rybchinski, Theresa (2013) Social Sustainability and its Indicators through a Disability Studies lens  and an Ability Studies lensin Sustainability. 2013; 5(11):4889-4907.for hitcount over 2800 downloads of full paper as of July 2015
    6. Wolbring Gregor (2013) editor of special issue for Peace Studies Journal on Peace Studies meets Disability Studies 6(4) editorial page 2.5
    7. Mackay, R.; Wolbring, G. Sustainable Consumption of Healthcare: Linking Sustainable Consumption with Sustainable Healthcare and Health Consumer DiscoursesIn Proceedings of the 3rd World Sustain. Forum, 1-30 November 2013; Sciforum Electronic Conference Series, Vol. 3, 2013 , i001; doi:10.3390/wsf3-i001
    8. Wolbring Gregor and Tynedal Jeremy (2013) : Pistorius and the Media: Missed Story Angles Sports Technology published first online October 30th, p.1-7
    9. Wolbring, G., Ecohealth through an ability studies and disability studies lens. In Ecological Health: Society, Ecology and Health, Gislason, M. K., Ed. Emerald: London, UK, 2013; Vol. 15, pp 91-107. A version that is less nicely formatted.... is available in my University repository (with permission of the publisher) if you do not have access to the original one at the Publisher.
    10. Wolbring Gregor; Mackay, Rachel; Rybchinski Theresa; Noga Jacqueline (2013) Disabled People and the Post-2015 Development Goal Agenda in Sustainability 5(10): 4152-4182 access to metrics) over 4000 downloads of full paper as of July 2015
    11. Hutcheon Emily and Wolbring Gregor (2013) “Cripping” Resilience: Contributions from Disability Studies to Resilience Theory in Media and Culture 16(5)
    12. Noga J, Wolbring G. (2013) An Analysis of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20) Discourse Using an Ability Expectation Lens.Sustainability; 5(9):3615-3639. over 1900 downloads of full paper as of July 2015
    13. An, Dongshan; Caffrey, Sean; Soh, Jung; Agrawal, Akhil; Brown, Damon; Budwill, Karen; Dong, Xiaoli; Dunfield, Peter; Foght, Julia; Gieg, Lisa; Hallam, Steven; Hanson, Niels; He, Zhiguo; Jack, Thomas; Klassen, Jonathan; Konwar, Kishori; Kuatsjah, Eugene; Li, Carmen; Leopatra, Verlyn; Nesbø, Camilla; Oldenburg, Thomas; Page, Antoine; Ramos-Padron, Esther; Rochman, Fauziah; Saidi-Mehrabad, Ali; Sensen, Christoph; Sipahimalani, Payal; Song, Young; Wilson, Sandra; Wolbring, Gregor; Wong, Ginny; Voordouw, Gerritt; (2013) Metagenomics of Hydrocarbon Resource Environments Indicates Aerobic Taxa and Genes to be Unexpectedly Common in Environmental Science & Technology
    14. Wolbring Gregor Diep Lucy, Yumakulov Sophya, Ball Natalie, Leopatra Verlyn (2013) Emerging Therapeutic Enhancement Enabling Health Technologies and Their Discourses: What Is Discussed within the Health Domain? Healthcare1(1), 20-52 (for metrics) over 1900 downloads of full paper as of July 2015
    15. Wolbring Gregor and Noga Jacqueline (2013) Greening and Energy Issues: An Analysis of Four Canadian Newspapers Journal of Sustainable Development Vol. 6, No. 7; Article 8; p. 88-113; DOI: 10.5539/jsd.v6n7p88 
    16. Wolbring, Gregor Diep, Lucy; Yumakulov, Sophya; Ball, Natalie; Yergens, Dean (2013) Social Robots, Brain Machine Interfaces and Neuro/Cognitive Enhancers: Three Emerging Science and Technology Products through the Lens of Technology Acceptance Theories, Models and Frameworks also has a supplementary file to be accessed at same link which is important Technologies 1(1), 3-25 (for metrics) over 4100 downloads of full paper as of July 2015
    17. Wolbring, Gregor and Burke Brigid (2013) Reflecting on Education for Sustainable Development through Two Lenses: Ability Studies and Disability Studies Sustainability 5(6), 2327-2342 (for metrics) over 1900 downloads of full paper as of July 2015
    18. Ball, Natalie and Wolbring, Gregor Portrayals of and Arguments around different Eugenic Practices: Past and Present, in International Journal of Disability, Community & Rehabilitation; 12(2), article 2
    19. Noga, Jacqueline and Wolbring, Gregor (2013) A Comprehensive List of Water Attitude Surveys [Bibliography]
    20. Wolbring Gregor and Verlyn Leopatra (2013) Sensors: Views of Staff of a Disability Service Organization J. Pers. Med. 3(1), 23-39;(for metrics) over 1600 downloads of full paper as of July 2015
    21. Noga, Jacqueline and Wolbring Gregor (2013) The Economic and Social Benefits and the Barriers of Providing People with Disabilities Accessible Clean Water and Sanitation in Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Magazine Jan-Feb 2013 Vol 8, No 1 p. 45-46  46  reprint 46   (shortened version of a  longer version of the paper that was published in a 2012 issue of the journal Sustainability). http://www.afriwater.org/ This is a publication from Kenya. Africa Water and Sanitation Magazine. The publication is designed to bring together and tap the skills of Africa’s scientists, engineers, water manager, hydrologists, meteorologists and a broad range of personnel in other disciplines and address Africa’s water issues, look for solutions and strategize for the future’s long term sustainability for water resources development.
    22. Diep Lucy and Wolbring Gregor Who Needs to Fit in? Who Gets to Stand out? Communication Technologies Including Brain-Machine Interfaces Revealed from the Perspectives of Special Education School Teachers Through an Ableism Lens Educ. Sci. 20133(1), 30-49;(for metrics) over 1400 downloads of full paper as of July 2015
    23. Hutcheon, Emily and Wolbring Gregor Deconstructing the Resilience Concept Using an Ableism Lens: Implications for People with Diverse Abilities in Dilemata, Int. J. Applied Ethics 5(11):235-252
    24. Tynedal, Jeremy and Wolbring, Gregor. Paralympics and Its Athletes Through the Lens of the New York TimesSports; 1(1):13-36.(for metrics) over 4200 downloads of full paper as of July 2015

     

    2012

    my students underlined

    1. Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Ethical Theories and Discourses through an Ability Expectations and Ableism Lens: The Case of Enhancement and Global Regulation Asian Bioethics Review Volume 4, Issue 4,pp. 293-309 | DOI: 10.1353/asb.2012.0033
    2. Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Chapter 14 Media Coverage of Pistorius What are the Angles? What is Missing? in 'Heroes or Zeros?The Media's Perceptions of Paralympic Sport' eds. Otto Schanz and Keith Gilbert, p.157-164, Common Ground Publishing, Champaign, IL USA.
    3. Moss, Jeremy; McMann, Michael; Rae, Jessica; Zipprich, Andrea; Macer, Darryl R.J.; Nyambati, Aori R.; Ngo, Diana; MingMing Cheng; Manohar, N.; Wolbring, Gregor. 2011. Energy equity and environmental security. Bangkok, Regional Unit for Social and Human Sciences in Asia and the Pacific (RUSHSAP), UNESCO Bangkok. v + 84 pp. ISBN 978-92-9223-421-8 (Although the book states 2011 as publishing date it only became officially available Dcember 2012 before that drafts were available online though)
    4. Wolbring, Gregor, (2012) : Nanotechnology  for Democracy versus Democratization of Nanotech: An Ableism Analysis, pp. 89-105 in Little by Little: Expansions of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies, Eds Harro van Lente, Christopher Coenen, Torsten Fleischer, Kornelia Konrad, Lotte Krabbenborg, Colin Milburn, and François Thoreau, Dordrecht: AKA-Verlag/IOS Press.
    5. Noga, Jacqueline and Wolbring Gregor (2012) The Economic and Social Benefits and the Barriers of Providing People with Disabilities Accessible Clean Water and Sanitation Sustainability 20124(11), 3023-3041; doi:10.3390/su4113023 (for metrics) over 2700 downloads of full paper as of July 2015
    6. Yumakulov, Sophya; Yergens, Dean and Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Imagery of people with disabilities within social robotics research. In: S.S. Ge et al. (eds.) Proc. ICSR 2012, LNAI, vol. 7621, pp. 168-177. Springer, Berlin
    7. Wolbring,G. Brain machine interface pp. 379-382 in Euphoria & Dystopia: The Banff New Media Institute Dialogues, Eds. Sara Diamond, Sarah Cook,Banff Centre Press,Banff, Alberta, Canada
    8. Noga, Jacqueline and Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Bibliography of Environmental Treaties
    9. Noga, Jacqueline and Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Bibliography of Documents Related to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20)
    10. Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Eco-ableism in Anthropology News Sept 14
    11. Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Paralympics vs Olympics coverage: uneven at best for The Conversation, Australia
    12. Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Where will it end: Enhancement-lympics….? for The Conversation, Australia
    13. Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Citizenship Education through an Ability Expectation and “Ableism” Lens: The Challenge of Science and Technology and Disabled People in Educ. Sci. 20122(3), 150-164; doi:10.3390/educsci2030150 (for metrics) over 2000 downloads of full paper as of July 2015
    14. Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Why does one boost? An under researched area for The Conversation, Australia
    15. Wolbring, Gregor (2012) To define oneself as less able: A prerequisite for a Paralympian? for The Conversation, Australia
    16. Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Superhip to supercrip: the ‘trickle-down’ effect of the Paralympics for The Conversation, Australia
    17. Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Expectations of the Paralympics for The Conversation, Australia
    18. Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Leg-ism leaves some Paralympic stars out on a limb for The Conversation, Australia
    19. Wolbring, Gregor; Leopatra Verlyn (my student); Yumakulov Sophya (my student)(2012) Information Flow and Health Policy Literacy: The Role of the Media in Information 3(3),391-402 (for metrics) over 1900 downloads of full paper as of July 2015
    20. Wolbring, Gregor, Leopatra Verlyn (2012) Climate change, water, sanitation and energy insecurity: Invisibility of people with disabilities in Canadian Journal of Disability Studies Vol 1 Issue 3 page 66-90
    21. Wolbring, Gregor and Ball Natalie (2012) Nanoscale Science and Technology and People with Disabilities in Asia: An Ability Expectation Analysis Nanoethics online first: 1-9 July
    22. Gregor Wolbring (2012) Expanding Ableism: Taking down the Ghettoization of Impact of Disability Studies Scholars Societies 2: 3. 75 83 (for metrics) over 3000 downloads of full paper as of July 2015
    23. Hutcheon, Emily J and Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Voices of “disabled” post secondary students: Examining higher education “disability” policy using an ableism lens. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education 5: 1.
    24. Stahnisch FW (Co-App on my SSHRC grant), Tynedal Jeremy D (my student). Sir Ludwig Guttmann (1899-1980). J Neurol. 2012 Feb 2. [Epub ahead of print]. 
    25. Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Therapeutic Enhancements and the View of Rehabilitation Educators Dilemata Journal of Applied Ethics 8. 169-183
    26. Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Therapeutic bodily assistive devices and Paralympic athlete expectations in Winter Sport" Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine 22: 1. 51-57
    27. Tynedal, Jeremy, Stahnisch Frank, Gregor Wolbring (2012) Life and Work of Sir Ludwig Guttmann: A Bibliography
    28. Wolbring, G (2012) Ableism and Ability Studies Blog of the Nordic Network on Disability Research
    29. Wolbring, Gregor; Leopatra, Verlyn and Noga Jacqueline (2012) The sentiment of waste and the measure of footprints evaluated through an ableism lens in Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics EJAIB Vol. 22 (3) page 117- 123
    30. Wolbring, G (2012) Paralympians Outperforming Olympians: An Increasing Challenge for Olympism and the Paralympic and Olympic Movement Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 6: 2. 251-266
    31. Wolbring, G; Yumakulov, S; Ball, N; Tynedal,Jeremy; Martin, A (2012) Technical paper: Exploring discourse surrounding therapeutic enhancement and veterans deliverable for EPOCH project EPOCH, Ethics in Public Policy Making: The Case of Human Enhancement is a research project funded under the European Union’s 7th framework programme.
    32. Wolbring, G; Martin, A; Ball, N (2012) Neuroenhancement discourses: Canada and USA deliverable for EPOCH project EPOCH, Ethics in Public Policy Making: The Case of Human Enhancement is a research project funded under the European Union’s 7th framework programme.

    2011

    my students underlined

    1. Wolbring, Gregor (2011) Water discourse, Ableism and disabled people: What makes one part of a discourse? in Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics EJAIB Vol. 21 (6) page 203- 208 November 2011
    2. Wolbring, Gregor (2011) Differences Matter: Innovations and people with disabilities for Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social SciencesVP Equity Issues series on diversity, creativity and innovation / diversité, innovation et créativité
    3. Wolbring, Gregor (2011)  Sport and Physical Education after the Cheetah Legs in International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE ) ICSSPE Journal - the Bulletin Feature: Essays on the Paralympic Movement: Certainties and Doubts Vol. 61 online no page numbers
    4. Wolbring, Gregor(2011) People With Disabilities and Social Determinants of Health Discourses Canadian Journal of Public Health 102: 4. 317-319 July/August
    5. Verlyn Leopatra (2011) generated the following video Part 1 and Part 2 which was the foundation of a workshop on water and sanitation access and disabled people at the Global Youth Assembly conference July 2011
    6. Verlyn Leopatra, Emily Hutcheon and Jacqueline Noga (2011) guest contribution Able People, Disabling World: Unequal Access to Water to the Equity Matters blog of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences covering their Global youth assembly workshop
    7. Jeremy Tynedal (2011) Guest contribution Sport through a disability studies lens to the Equity matters blog of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
    8. Natalie Ball (2011) Guest contribution Eugenics and contemporary disability studies to the Equity matters blog of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
    9. Emily Hutchean (2011) Guest contribution ‘Disability’ Policy and Equity in Higher Education to the Equity matters blog of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
    10. Wolbring (2011) Guest contribution Ableism, disability studies and the academy to the Equity Matters blog of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
    11. Wolbring (2011) Hearing Beyond the Normal Enabled by Therapeutic Devices: The Role of the Recipient and the Hearing Profession in Neuroethics April open access
    12. Wolbring (2011) "Disability, Displacement and Public Health: A Vision for Haiti" (blog entry from a foundation that funds Haiti activities written by Karen Keating Ansara)
    13. Wolbring (2011) Disability, Displacement and Public Health: A Vision for Haiti Canadian Journal of Public Health 102: 2. 157-159 March/April
    14. Ghaderi, Jack and Wolbring (2011) Education piece on Water Discourse in Alberta
    15. Wolbring (2011) Education piece on Energy Discourse (60 pages)
    16. Wolbring (2011) Ableism and Energy Security and Insecurity Studies in Ethics, Law, and Technology: Vol. 5 : Iss. 1, Article 3.  DOI: 10.2202/1941-6008.1113

     

    2010

    1. Wolbring (2010) Obsolescence and body technologies Obsolescencia y tecnologías del cuerpo in Dilemata International Journal of Applied Ethics Vol 2 No 4
    2. Burke, Brigid and Wolbring Gregor (2010) Beyond Education for All: Using ableism studies lens and the BIAS FREE framework in Development, 53 (4) December 2010
    3. Wolbring (2010) MDGs and disability: bridging the gap on the blog of Society for International development
    4. Wolbring (2010) In the  Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society I have 10 contributions: Zinc Oxide (ZnO); Nanoparticle Occupational Safety and Health Consortium; Nano Hazard Symbol Contest; Ableism; Cancer treatment Nano-enabled; Design and Construction; Disability and Nanoscience; Nano-photovoltaic; Access; International Risk Governance Council (IRGC) ; 
      SAGE Reference's pioneering new, two-volume Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society is the first available reference work to cover the ethical, legal, policy, social, cultural, economic, and business issues raised by the science and technology. Highly accessible, expertly written A-to-Z entries describe nanoscience's technical achievements, history, and prospects. 
      http://www.sagepub.com/booksProdDesc.nav?prodId=Book233289&
    5. Wolbring, Legg and Stahnisch (2010) Meaning of Inclusion throughout the History of the Paralympic Games and Movement in The International Journal of Sport & Society Volume 1, Number 3 p81-93
    6. Wolbring (2010) Human enhancement through the Ableism lens in Dilemata International Journal of Applied Ethics Vol 2 No 3
    7. Wolbring (2010) Chapter 21: Nanotechnology and the Transhumanization of Health, Medicine, and Rehabilitation Gregor Wolbring Controversies in Science & Technology: Volume 3. pp 290-303 From Evolution To Energy Editors: Daniel Lee Kleinman, Jason Delborne, Karen A. Cloud-Hansen, and Jo Handelsman
    8. Wolbring (2010) Ableism and Favoritism for Abilities Governance, Ethics and Studies: New Tools for Nanoscale and Nanoscale enabled Science and Technology Governance pp. 89-104 inThe Yearbook of Nanotechnology in Society, vol. II: The Challenges of Equity and Equality (Springer 2010) Susan Cozzens and Jameson M. Wetmore (eds.)
    9. Wolbring (2010) Commentary on therapeutic enhancement for PM&R Vol 2 Issue 4 p 296/297 PM&R is journal of American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    10. Wolbring (2010) Transcript of a Podcast live 14th January for Intellectual Muscles Series for the Vancouver 2010  Olympic and Paralympic games: Title "Who will be the future Olympic and Paralympic Athlete Subtitle Advances in science and technology, bodily assistive devices and the future face and purpose of Sport
    11. Wolbring (2010) Nanoscale science and technology and social cohesion for International Journal of Nanotechnology Int. J. Nanotechnol., Vol. 7, Nos. 2/3, 2010 pp 155-173

    2009

    1. Wolbring (2009) Innovation for whom? Innovation for what? The Impact of Ableism for Andrew Maynards Science 2020 blog
    2. Lit reviews generated by the GEEELS group I lead in one Genome Canada grant Literature Review on Energy from Hydrocarbon DiscourseLiterature Review on MetagenomicsLiterature Review on Water DiscourseLiterature Review on Energy and Climate Change Discourse
    3. Wolbring (2009) Ethics and nano discourse.(NANOTECHNOLOGY AND ETHICS). Canadian Chemical News 61.8 (Sept 2009): p14(4). (2276 words)
    4. Wolbring (2009) What next for the human species? Human performance enhancement, ableism and pluralism p. 141-163 in Development Dialogue No 52 August 2009 called What Next Vol II The case for pluralism publisher Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation
    5. Wolbring (2009) A culture of neglect: Climate discourse and disabled people Journal: Media and Culture, Volume 12, Issue 4, full issue here
    6. Wolbring (2009) Die Konvergenz der Governance von Wissenschaft und Technik mit der Governance des "Ableism" The convergence of science and technology governance with the governance of Ableism in TECHNIKFOLGENABSCHÄTZUNG – Theorie und Praxis Herausgeber: Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS) Technology assessment Theorie and Praxis. Publisher Institute for Technology assessment and system analysis ITAS
    7. Wolbring (2009) 'Therapeutic', enhancement enabling, assistive devices and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: A missing lens in the enhancement regulation discourse Journal of International Biotechnology Law JIBL Vol. 6 Issue 5 page 193-206
    8. Coenen Schuijff, Smits, Klaassen, Hennen, Rader and Wolbring (2009) Human Enhancement Study for Directorate General for internal policies, Policy Dept. A: Economic and Scientific Policy Science and Technology Options Assessments. This project was carried out by the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Research Centre Karlsruhe, and the Rathenau Institute, as members of the European Technology Assessment Group (ETAG). It was commissioned under specific contracts IP/A/STOA/FWC/2005-28/SC35, 41 & 45.
      AUTHORS
      Mr Christopher COENEN (ITAS)
      Ms Mirjam SCHUIJFF (Rathenau Institute)
      Ms Martijntje SMITS (Rathenau Institute)
      Mr Pim KLAASSEN (University of Amsterdam)
      Mr Leonhard HENNEN (ITAS)
      Mr Michael RADER (ITAS)
      Mr Gregor WOLBRING (University of Calgary)
    9. Wolbring (2009) CRPD Ableism transhumanism and science and technology in U.N. Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities,  Icfai University Press, India in print
    10. Wolbring (2009) Nanoscale science and technology enabled transhumanization of health and related areas for (2) Daniel Lee Kleinman, Jason Delborne, Karen Cloud-Hansen, and Jo Handelsman (eds.), Controversies in Science and Technology, volume (2) 1.  Leibert Publishers in print;
    11. Wolbring (2009) Guest Editor of a special issue “On the impact of nanoscale science and technology on disability, community and rehabilitation” for the International Journal of Disability, Community & Rehabilitation Editor's Introduction to the IJDCR Special Issue on Nanotechnology, Disability, Community and Rehabilitation whole issue here
    12. Wolbring (2009) Editor with Anita Ghai and Kirk Allison of a special issue of Journal: Review of Disability Studies with the theme Human Security, Social Cohesion and Disability Volume 5 Issue 3 http://www.rds.hawaii.edu/downloads/
    13. Wolbring (2009) Thalidomide in   “Encyclopedia of American Disability History” New York: Facts on File

    2008

     

    1. (My students, 2008) The E3LS issues of synthetic biology: Work done by three of my students Sibat Khwaja, Niklas Bobrovitz, Daniela Navia at iGEM 2008 http://2008.igem.org/Team:Calgary_Ethics
    2. Wolbring (2008) Monitoring Financial Flows for Health Research 2008 Prioritizing research for health equity; Box 2.1 Update on nanoscale science and technologies p 41-44http://www.globalforumhealth.org/filesupld/MFF08/MonitoringFinancialFlows2008.pdf
    3. Wolbring (2008) Ableism Ethics and Governance:  A Prerequisite for Nanoscale Ethics and Governance? for 3rd  Workshop of the Nano Ethics Network Oct 31 - Nov 1, 2008 Aarhus, Denmark
    4. Wolbring (2008) Ableism, Enhancement Medicine and the techno poor disabled in Unnatural Selection: The Challenges of Engineering Tomorrow's PeoplePeter Healey and Steve Rayner Editor Publisher Earthscan
    5. Wolbring (2008) "One World, One Olympics: Governing Human Ability, Ableism and Disablism in an Era of Bodily Enhancements" for a book titled ‘Human Futures ed. Miah, Liverpool University Press http://humanfutures.wordpress.com/
    6. Wolbring (2008)"Is there an end to out-able? Is there an end to the rat race for abilities?" for Journal: Media and Culture, Volume 11, Issue 3, July. 2008 http://journal.media-culture.org.au/index.php/mcjournal/article/viewArticle/57
    7. Wolbring (2008) Lego Atoms and Base pairs in Sean Caulfield and Timothy Caulfied, eds, Imagining Science University of Alberta Press, http://www.uap.ualberta.ca/UAP.asp?LID=41&bookID=795
    8. Wolbring (2008)5:1 SCRIPT-ed Journal of Law, Technology and Society 1-226 Oscar Pistorius and the Future Nature of Olympic, Paralympic and Other Sports Gregor Wolbring, pp.139-160 http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/ahrc/script-ed/vol5-1/wolbring.pdf
    9. Wolbring, G and Saner, M (2008) Environmental Nanotechnology; Report for Environment Canada
    10. Wolbring (2008) Why NBIC? Why human performance enhancement? European Journal of Social Science Research, Vol 21,No.1,pp.25-40
    11. Wolbring (2008) Synthetic Biology: Taking Shape for Genewatch USA Winter Spring Issue Vol 20 No 6 pp 8-12
    12. Wolbring (2008) A Constitution: A meta-governance tool for science and technology? for the group of people given the task to write the new Ecuadorian constitution Spanish version. English upon request
    13. Wolbring (2008) The game is changing: Now is the time to act, Written for IDIRIYA in Sri Lanka: Topic is about the need of disabled people and why it makes sense to built accessible infrastructure
    14. Wolbring (2008) Box Nanoscale sciences and technology and the framework of Ableism: in Nanotechnology: Ethics and Society CRC Press in early 2008 Editor Debra Bennett Wood
    15. Wolbring (2008) The Politics of Ableism Proposes the need for a field of ability studies which examines ableism 
      Development 51: 252-258; doi:10.1057/dev.2008.17 
      http://www.palgrave-journals.com/development/journal/v51/n2/index.html
    16. Wolbring (2008) The Triangle of Disabled people, the concepts of cultural identity, cultural diversity, biological diversity, ableism and transhumanism and new and emerging sciences and technologies forthcoming Universidade de São Paulo Press (EDUSP Cultural pluralism: Fourth volume of the collection Science, Scientists and Tolerance. forthcoming

    2007

    1. Wolbring (2007)Should we 'cure' aging? Studies in Ethics, Law, and Technology Vol 1 Issue 1
    2. Wolbring (2007)Bio-tech, NanoBio-Tech, SynBio-tech, NanoSynBio-tech? The changing face of biotech law? (Part I) Journal of International Biotechnology Law JIBL Vol. 4 Issue 5 September 177-186
    3. Wolbring (2007)Bio-tech, NanoBio-Tech, SynBio-tech, NanoSynBio-tech? The changing face of biotech law? (Part II) Journal of International Biotechnology Law JIBL Vol. 4 Issue 6 November 221-227
    4. Wolbring (2007)"New and Emerging Sciences and Technologies, Ableism, Transhumanism and Religion, Faith, Theology and Churches" in Madang; International Journal of Contextual Theology in East Asia, Vol. 7 (June 2007) 79-112
    5. Wolbring (2007)"Nano-Engagement: Some critical issues Journal of Health and Development (India)Vol. 3 No 1-2, pp. 9-29
    6. Wolbring (2007) The Medicalization of the ethics discourse: The consequence of an animal farm discourse for @philia newsletter August 2007
    7. Wolbring (2007)The triangle of new and emerging technologies, disabled people and the World Council of Churches;  Able-ism: A prerequisite for transhumanism published as e-book by the World Council of Churches available on my webpage and the World Council of Churches webpage
    8. Wolbring (2007) What Convergence is in the Cards for Future Scientists? Conference paper online here
    9. Wolbring (2007) Social and ethical issues of nanotechnologies ISO FOCUS the Journal of the International Organization for Standartization ISO Focus, Volume 4, No. 4, April 2007, p.40-42. A full version of the article is online here as ISO Focus itself is not online, ISSN 1729-8709
    10. Wolbring (2007) Disease Trading and Disease Intervention and Prevention Trading and Selling -- Kyoto Style for HealthWrights
    11. Wolbring (2007) Editorial for HealthWrights NBICS With, For, and By the People: What it is, what it means and why it matters It is stored here as we had compatibility problems with healthwright software for the start of the article see Healthwright webpage
    12. Wolbring (2007) Nanofood for the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy IATP
    13. Wolbring (2007) Canadian R&D priorities impacted by nanoscale and synthetic biology (cited in Wolbring, G and Saner, M (2008) Environmental Nanotechnology; Report for Environment Canada
    14. Wolbring (2007) Canadian Statutes impacted by synthetic biology and nanoscale used in Wolbring (2007)Bio-tech, NanoBio-Tech, SynBio-tech, NanoSynBio-tech? The changing face of biotech law? (Part I) Journal of International Biotechnology Law JIBL Vol. 4 Issue 5 September 177-186
    15. Wolbring (2007) Canadian Government agencies impacted by nanoscale and synbio used in Wolbring (2007)Bio-tech, NanoBio-Tech, SynBio-tech, NanoSynBio-tech? The changing face of biotech law? (Part I) Journal of International Biotechnology Law JIBL Vol. 4 Issue 5 September 177-186
    16. Wolbring (2007)German Laws impacted by nanoscale and synbio used by some foresight friends in Germany Cornelia Daheim Zpunkt
    17. Wolbring (2007) Australian Statutes impacted by nanoscale and synbio written for a Australian Law students of mine for her to use in the class I did.

    2006

    1. Wolbring (2006) New Challenges of Convergence of Advanced Technologies (NBICS) for Bioethical Policy" for a seminar for the Advanced Institute for Integral Study of Life (also available in Korean)
    2. Wolbring (2006) What technologies? A background paper for members of the national assembly of South Korea attending my workshop set up by Prof. Kim Yong-Bock and hosted by National Assembly Woman Yoo Seung Hee
    3. Wolbring (2006) Emerging science and technology policy issues: A background paper for members of the national assembly of South Korea attending my workshop set up by Prof. Kim Yong-Bock and hosted by National Assembly Woman Yoo Seung Hee (a short 17 pages executive summary also available in Korean)
    4. Wolbring (2006) University of Ottawa Social justive group talk Title: Emerging science and technology and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    5. Wolbring (2006) University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law Torys Speakers Series. Title: Emerging science and technology law and ethics Podcast and slides
    6. Wolbring (2006) NanoRegulation: For Whom, With Whom, By Whom, For What? conference talk also on the conference webpage here
    7. Wolbring (2006) Nanotechnologie, Behinderte und der ÖRK in Ökumenische Rundschau October 2006 55. Jahrgang Heft 4 page 412-424
    8. Wolbring (2006) 'Nanotechnology for health and development' in Development 49.4 New technologies and development published by Society for International Development December
    9. Wolbring(2006) Last Word: The UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities Comments by Gregor Wolbring in Development 49.4 New technologies and development published by Society for International Development December
    10. Wolbring (2006) Things to come: nano-technology and HIV prevention in the magazine 'Contact', Number 182, August, 2006 Issue "HIV prevention: Current Issues and New Technologies" pp.38-39, World Council of Churches
    11. Wolbring (2006) "KEY TERMINOLOGIES IN THE FIELD OF DISABILITY: Impact on data, rehabilitation ‘health services’ and disabled people" for World Health Organization meeting on disability data and terminology on 27 and 28 July convened by the disability and rehabilitation unit of the WHO.
    12. Wolbring (2006)Transhumanization of ableism
    13. Wolbring (2006) Journal of Health and Development (India), "Emerging technologies (Nano, Bio, Info, Cogno) and the changing concepts of Health and disability/impairment:  A New Challenge for Health Policy, research and care" Volume 2, Number 1&2, pp.19-3 http://iph-partnership.org/images/3/3c/Emerging_Technologies_-_Nano,_Bio,_Info,_Cogno_and_the_Changing_Concepts_of_Health_and_Disability_Impairment_A_New_Challenge_for_Health_Policy,_Research_and_Care_%E2%80%93_GREGOR_WOLBRING.pdf
    14. Wolbring (2006) Three challenges to the Ottawa spirit of health promotion, trends in global health, and disabled people (Commentary), September/October 2006 issue of the Canadian Journal of Public Health
    15. Wolbring (2006) "The triangle of Enhancement Medicine, Disabled people and the concept of Health: A new challenge for HTA, health research and health policy"a 220 page report. Published by the Health Technology Assessment Unit of the Alberta Heritage Foundation for medical research content here Download it here If you have a problem email me
    16. Wolbring (2006) Scoping paper on Nanotechnology and disabled people for the Center for Nanotechnology in Society Arizona State University
    17. Wolbring (2006) The unenhanced underclass reprint in the World Association for Christian Communication’s journal Media Development Issue 2006
    18. Wolbring (2006) Powerpoint, CCOHTA Invitational Symposium NBIC Enhancement Medicine, Emerging technologies (Nano, Bio, Info, Cogno) and the Concept of Health: A New Challenge for HTA, Health Research, and Health Policy http://www.ccohta.ca/symposium/CCOHTA_Symposium_Program.html
    19. Wolbring (2006) 'Which Inequity matters' for a Science, Policy & Social Inequity Workshop at Arizona State University
    20. Wolbring (2006) Nano Enhancement Medicine for special nanotechnology edition of FoE's Australia quarterly magazine Chain Reaction p35-37
    21. Wolbring (2006) The Enhancement Debate: Or Able-ism leads to transhumanism; lecture at University of Oxford, Said Business school, James Martin Institute for science and civilisation conference http://www.martininstitute.ox.ac.uk/jmi/forum2006/
    22. Wolbring (2006) Disabled people: A social group with cultural identities? in the World Association for Christian Communication’s journal Media Development special issue on Communication and cultural diversity Issue January 2006
    23. Wolbring (2006) The unenhanced underclass, Chapter 12 in Better Humans The politics of human enhancement and life extension Edited by Paul Miller James Wilsdon Publisher Demos Collection 21, Demos Institute, UK ISBN 1 84180 155 0
    24. Wolbring (2006) Enhancement Medicine in "Ethicscorner" Publication of the Ethics committee of the Calgary Health Region, Canada
    25. Wolbring (2006) Science, Faith & New Technologies: Transforming Life Volume I Convergent technologies published by the Justice, Peace and Creation Team World Council of Churches & World Association for Christian Communication with Bossey Ecumenical Institute Authors Kathy Jo Wetter ETC, Dr Gregor Wolbring Canada, Prof. Yon-Bock Kim, Korea, Prof. Eunice Kamaara, Kenia, Philipp Lee, WACC, Dr. Martin Robra WCC
    26. Wolbring (2006) Science, Faith & New Technologies: Transforming Life Volume II Science, Faith & New Technologies: Transforming Life Volume II Genetics, Agriculture and Human Life Discussion-Document by the Working Group on Genetic Engineering of the Justice, Peace and Creation Team World Council of Churches & World Association for Christian Communication produced by the Working Group on Genetic Engineering of the Justice, Peace and Creation Team of which I am a member
    27. Wolbring (2006) Anant Kumar and Gregor Wolbring, Chapter 'Volunteerism and disabled people' in the book Volunteering in the disability sector; a tool for mainstreaming published by the Rehabilitation Council of India B-22 QUTAB Institutional Area, New Dehlhi-110 016 Editor, Mr Vedabhyas Kundu

     

    2005

    1. Wolbring (2005) A Disability Rights Approach Towards Sex Selection in the special issue "Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights" of the journal Development Volume 48 no 4
    2. Wolbring (2005) Piece for the DALY meeting at the Global Forum for Health Research Forum 9 Mumbai, India September 12th. (available upon request)
    3. Wolbring, G., (2005) Piece for the online consultation Nanotechnology and the Poor organised by the Meridian Institute funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and IDRC
    4. Wolbring, G., (2005) Background paper for an online discussion on Sexual Violence against disabled people to be hosted by the WHO Sexual Violence Research Initiative
    5. Wolbring, G. (2005) Science and Technology and Disabled People in Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics" Macmillan Reference USA
    6. Wolbring (2005) A Disability Rights Approach to Eugenics in “Rights and Liberties in the Biotech Age” Council for responsible genetic (Ed), Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group
    7. Wolbring (2005) Disability Rights and Genetic Discrimination in “Rights and Liberties in the Biotech Age” Council for responsible genetic (Ed), Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group

    2004

    1. Wolbring, G., (2004) Monitoring Financial Flows for Health Research 2004 Chapter 2 Highlight 2.2 Future shock? Flagging NBIC technologies p. 28-30 published by the Global Forum for Health Research, Geneva, Switzerland
    2. Wolbring, G., (2004) A sustainable research and product development agenda? will be part of the online library of the Leadership Development at The Banff Centre
    3. Wolbring, G., (2004) Disabled people, science and technology and health research in Global Forum Update on Research for Health 2005 page 138-141 Ed. Stephen Matlin from the Global Forum for Health Research, Geneva, Switzerland; Publisher Pro-Book, London ISBN 2-940286-30-2 Disabled people science and technology and health research
    4. Wolbring, G., (2004) Research resource flow, new technologies and the 10/90 gap in health research for Forum 8 of the Global forum of health research and the ministerial summit on health research organized by the World Health Organization and hosted by the Mexican Government. Mexico City, 16-20 November 2004
    5. Wolbring, G., (2004) Disabled people's rights approach towards genetic discrimination in Law and Human Genome Review
    6. Wolbring, G., West, R., and Campell, M., (2004) Mind Over Kitchen: The Future of Thought-controlled Personal Environments in Horizon Zero 14.2 Mind over kitchen Flash show the flash you find in the following way by going first to http://www.horizonzero.ca than click on volumen 14 than click on flash side and a new window opens click on ENTER ISSUE left bottom than click on table of content top right scroll down to Nano home of the future and click on it than click on III in the clock on left bottom and you have the mind over kitchen than click on launch project
    7. Text description of the Mind over kitchen flash show
    8. tNano Home of the future: Wolbring, G., West, R., and Campell, M., (2004) project statement
    9. Wolbring, G. (2004) Universal Architectures: Gregor Wolbring on Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno (NBIC) convergence and the ethics of self-identity in Horizon Zero 14.2 scroll down
    10. (Wolbring 2004), Intervention on behalf of Disabled people International in regards to the proposed Universal Norms in Bioethics
    11. Wolbring, G. (2004) 'Solutions follow perception: NBIC and the concept of health, medicine, disability and disease" in Alberta Health Law Review Volume 12 Issue 3
    12. Wolbring, G. (2004) Lecture at Arizona State University: "Confined to Your Legs: Self-Identity and the Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno-Technology Revolution"
    13. Wolbring, G (2004) "Disability rights approach to genetic discrimination" in "Society and Genetic" Information: Codes and Laws in the Genetic Era edited by Judit Sandor CPS books Central European University Press ISBN: 963924175X
    14. Wolbring, G. (2004)" Parents Without Prejudice" in the book "Reflections from a Different Journey: What Adults with Disabilities Want All Parents to Know" Stan Klein, John Kemp (ed) McGraw Hill. ISBN: 0071422692 

    2003

    1. Wolbring , G. (2003) NBIC,NGO's society and three types of disabled people Paper written for the conference Within and Beyond the Limit of Human Nature October 12-16th 2003 Berlin, Germany
    2. no freak
    3. Wolbring, G. (2003) Disability rights approach towards bioethics in The Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 14(3), p 154-180
    4. Wolbring (2003) The Social Construction of Health and Medicine in Health Ethics Today Vol 13 Number 1 2003 page 5-6
    5. Wolbring, (2003), "Confined to Your Legs," in A. Lightman, D. Sarewitz,and C. Desser (eds.), Living with the Genie:   Essays on Technology and the Quest for Human Mastery (Washington, DC:  Island Press). ISBN: 1-55963-419-7
    6. Wolbring (2003)IMPROVING HUMAN HEALTH AND PHYSICAL CAPABILITIES THEME C SUMMARY Panel: J. Bonadio, L. Cauller, B. Chance, P. Connolly, E. Garcia-Rill, R. Golledge, M. Heller, P.C. Johnson, K.A. Kang, A.P. Lee, R.R. Llinas, J.M. Loomis, V. Makarov, M.A.L. Nicolelis, L Parsons, A. Penz, A.T. Pope, J. Watson, G. Wolbring page 179-183; SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AND THE TRIPLE D (DISEASE, DISABILITY, DEFECT) page 232-243 and Improving Quality of Life of Disabled People using Converging Technologies (G. Wolbring, R. Golledge) page 270-273 in Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance: Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Information Technology and Cognitive Scienceedited by Mihail C. Roco National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, USA William Sims Bainbridge National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, USA Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht Hardbound, ISBN 1-4020-1254-3 April 2003, 423 pp.
    7. (Wolbring 2003), Intervention on behalf of Disabled People International in regards to the UNESCO Report of the IBC on Pre-implantation and Germ-line InterventionDiagnosis
    8. (Wolbring 2003), Intervention on behalf of Disabled people International in regards to the UNESCOREVISED OUTLINE OF THE International Declaration on Human Genetic Data second versionPDF Document
    9. (Wolbring 2003), Intervention on behalf of Disabled people International in regards to the UNESCO Provisional Preliminary Draft of the International Declaration on Human Genetic Data PDF document

     

    2002

    1. The here and now By ANTHONY THANASAYAN Thursday, September 19, 2002 the Star Malaysian Newspaper some quotes by me
    2. Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance: Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Information Technology and Cognitive Science National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Commerce (DOC)-sponsored report At the request of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Subcommittee on Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology (NSET), the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Commerce (DOC) organized a workshop on December 3-4, 2001. I have three pieces in the report two generated during the workshop (paper 1 and 3) and one written before the workshop (paper 2); Paper 1 page 159-162 C. IMPROVING HUMAN HEALTH AND PHYSICAL CAPABILITIES THEME C SUMMARY Panel: J. Bonadio, L. Cauller, B. Chance, P. Connolly, E. Garcia-Rill, R. Golledge, M. Heller, P.C. Johnson, K.A. Kang, A.P. Lee, R.R. Llinas, J.M. Loomis, V. Makarov, M.A.L. Nicolelis, L Parsons, A. Penz, A.T. Pope, J. Watson, G. Wolbring; Paper 2 page 206-215 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AND THE TRIPLE D (DISEASE, DISABILITY, DEFECT) and Paper 3 page 240-243 Improving Quality of Life of Disabled People using Converging Technologies (G. Wolbring, R. Golledge)
    3. Paper 2 page 206-215 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AND THE TRIPLE D (DISEASE, DISABILITY, DEFECT) direct access to it
    4. Too fast forward? I am cited
    5. The Silenced Target a piece written for the Institute of Science in Society UK
    6. (Wolbring 2002), Intervention on behalf of Disabled People International in regards to the UNESCO Draft Report on Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis and Germ-line Intervention PDF Document
    7. (Wolbring 2002), Intervention on behalf of Disabled people International in regards to the UNESCOInternational Declaration on Human Genetic Data first version PDF Document
    8. (Wolbring 2002), Intervention on behalf of Disabled people International in regards to the UNESCO Universal Instrument on Bioethics PDF document

    2001

    1. Ciencia, tecnología y la DED (discapacidad, enfermedad, defecto)Documento presentado en el Seminario "Nuevas Tecnologías: posiciones e imposiciones" realizado en Temuko, Región Mapuche entre el 27 y el 30 de noviembre de 2001 y organizado por ETC Group y CETSur*
    2. Im Land der begrenzten Moeglichkeiten (In the Land of limited Possibilities) Die Situation der Humangenetikdebatte in Nordamerika (The Situation of the human genetic debate in North America) In Gene Ethischer Informationsdienst (GID) GID Spezial Nr.2 Dezember 2001 Eugenik -Gestern und Heute pp 28-36  ISSN 0935-2481
    3. Bioethics and Disability: Making Assumptions Explicit in Health Ethics Today Vol.12, No1, Fall 2001 http://www.phen.ab.ca/materials/het/het12-01h.html
    4. Title: Disabled People's Approach to Bioethics Author(s): Gregor Wolbring  Source: American Journal of Bioethics Volume: 1 Number: 3 Page: 1 -- 2     bioethics.net ::: The American Journal of Bioethics
    5. Expert opinion for the Study Commission on the Law and Ethics of Modern Medicine of the German Bundestag with the title "Folgen der Anwendung genetischer Diagnostik fuer behinderte Menschen" (Consequences of the application of genetic diagnostics for disabled people)
    6. Can we Draw the Line? A Cross Cultural Perspective on Eugenics. presented at the Society for Disability Studies Annual conference Winnipeg Canada June  2001
    7. Perception of Disability within the Debate of Bio/Gentechnology Issues.presented at the Society for Disability Studies Annual conference Winnipeg Canada June  2001
    8. Book chapter in the book "Disability and the Life Course: global perspectives." Edited by Mark Priestley 2001, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-79340-8   The chapter deals with disability and biotechnology
    9. Genetic Questions Virtual Round Table   New frontiers in medicine  Genetics  Englisch Below question one to 5 what I answered and what others answered. THis is an initiative from Italy
    10. Genetic QuestionsMolecular biology is progressively modifying premises and methods of medical action. From this starting point, how would you re-formulate the question regarding the aims of medicine?
    11. Genetic QuestionsHuman genetics is considered a new frontier subject, and rightly so. How do you think that the new prospects offered by genetics can affect two everyday questions. Firstly, the allocation of health service resources in richer countries and, secondly, health and environmental policies both in and directed towards poor countries (where even water supplies are a problem)?
    12. Genetic QuestionsApplying genetics requires enormous capital. The old problem of the relationship between economic interests, research and health has a new twist and calls public institutions into action. What is your opinion about the Icelandic case, where the national Parliament has authorised a private firm, giving it a virtual monopoly, to gather detailed information about the health background and the biological constitution of its citizens in order to re-elaborate the findings for profit-making purposes?
    13. Genetic QuestionsGenetic tests are already used and they will certainly increase over the next few years. The prediction of a future and/or possible illness raises new problems: the correct perception of risk, the so-called therapeutic gap (a euphemism for the absence of therapy), the emotional involvement of the family, the relationship between the benefit to be gained and the economic/social costs, and so on. Could you indicate three fundamental points that, in your opinion, should direct health service policies on the use of these tests?
    14. Genetic QuestionsGenetics applied to medicine involves the concept of patient (the risk refers to a person who is now healthy and does not see himself as asick person) and that of individual (everyone has a genetic stock but, in the meantime, it belongs to the genetic stock of his genetic line).What is the destiny of the old idea of person, who has rights and free choice, on which modern political systems and thought continue to be based?

    2000

    1. Not a Man to Mess With An article about me
    2. a paper presented at  the 5th. World Congress of bioethics  in Sept 2000 in the UK at the session; Disability and Ethics which I organized and which I chaired not online in the moment
    3. What NOW? The time after the sequencing of the human genome: a paper presented at the 5th. World Congress of bioethics  in Sept 2000 in the UK at the session; Genetics: The new paradigma
    4. Bio/gene technology and the disabled:The unheard voice in "Interaction"  published by the National Council on Intellectuall Disability, Australia Vol 13 Issue 3 2000 pp 25-31
    5. The disabled and the debate of bio/genetechnology a paper to appear in Sept. in the Journal "Bridge" published by the Vocational and Rehabilitation Research Institute, Canada. Bridges is a popular newsmagazine published twice yearly, featuring articles on topics including employment, lifestyle/health issues, services for persons with developmental disabilities, and advocacy developments. Articles are written in a conversational, journalistic style and emphasize the human interest element of each story. Bridges articles are used as teaching tools in many Alberta rehabilitation classes.
    6. The Writing is on the Wall in GeneWatch July 2000 Vol.13,No.3 
    7. animal Farm Philosophy published in Hadar Forum No.1 2000 SWEDEN To read the article in swedish go to Manadens Lasning after you click on Swedish
    8. Resistencia contra la Ingeniería Genética I am mentiuoned here regarding the March conference
    9. Ready and waiting: Hub prepares for biotech protests by Jose Martinez Boston Herald (I am quoted quite a bit in there
    10. The disabled's Millennium in HMS BEagle Vol 71 not online
    11. Nothing About Us Without Us: Report on Disabled People, Bioethics and Human Rights - A Millennium Conference Description of my talk in that piece
    12. Science and the disadvantaged a 62 page booklet in the occasional papers series of the Edmonds Institute. This paper looks at the impact of biological sciences on disability rights and the  interaction of the disability rights movement with the human rights movement and it looks at ways how the participation of disabled people can be improved.

    1999

    1. Thalidomide survivors; a questionnaire survey on musculoskeletal abnormalities, general health, and quality of life.
    2. The Writing is on the Wall Abstract of  my paper for the Canadian Bioethic Society meeting in Edmonton in 1999
    3. Science and Society Critical Comments on the 1999 World Conference on Science, Budapest, Hungary
    4. Nature World Conference on Science An article about my views 1999
    5. Nature World Conference on Science Another one where I am mentioned. This referes to the one above1999
    6. Eugenics, Euthanics, Euphenics (1999) a shorter version appeared in GeneWatch June 1999 Vol.12 No.3 GeneWatch: June 1999
    7. Issue: A Bulletin of the Council for Responsible Genetics
    8. Do No Harm In GeneWatch April 1999 Vol 12, No.2 (1999)

    1998

    1. Why Disability Rights Movements Do Not Support Euthanasia )(1998)
    2. Gregor Wolbring the above article  on a different webpage
    3. Submission to Health Canada Renewal of Canadian Biotechnology Strategy 1998
    4. The Illusion of Safety Through Segregation (1998) in "In Touch" Vol.1, Nr.4 (1998)
    5. Open letter to the Canadian Justice Minister regarding proposed changes in the Canadian law allowing for a category called compassionate homicide (1998) not online
    6. No problem with thalidomide (1998)The Ragged Edge Sept/Oct 1998 page 9
    7. Maryland Report on Research on Non competent research subjects; A critique (1998)
    8.  CCD Latimer WatchCCD Latimer Watch An Interview with Gregor Wolbring

    before 1998

    1. Is there a place for equality rights argument within the debate of bioethical issues. A paper presented at the 1998 Annual conference of the Canadian Bioethic Society held in Toronto
    2. Is Able-ism a form of Eugenics? (1997)
    3. Violence and Abuse in the Lives of People with Disabilities (1995)
    4. Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide, & People with Disabilities (1995)
    5. The Bioethics Bulletin
    6. DDB, Volume 22(2), 1994 (1994)
    7. Sobsey and Wolbring Speak Out Responding to Dying with Dignity

    The Choice is Yours was my column between 2006-2010

    Over the years the column was published by two sources: Innovationwatch.com and Healthwrightver the years the column was published by two sources: The articles are partly still online. For the ones that aren't please contact

     

      1. Singapore and Water [August 2010 - published by Healthwrights] Wolbring (2010)
      2. State of the Future 2010 [July 2010 - published by Healthwrights] Wolbring (2010)
      3. NBICS and generation of synthetic organism [May 2010 - published by Healthwrights]
      4. Wolbring (2010) From NBICS and Geo-Engineering to energy and climate change ethics: An update [March 15, 2010 - published by Healthwrights]
      5. Wolbring (2010) Metagenomics: An Application [Feb 15, 2010 - published by Healthwrights] Wolbring (2010)
      6. The Future of Sport [Jan 15, 2010 - published by Healthwrights]
      7. Wolbring (2009) The Year 2009 -- A Recap and highlighting my guest column on the Andrew Maynard’s blog 2020 Science [Dec 15, 2009 - published by Healthwrights]
      8. Wolbring (2009) World Climate View [Nov 15, 2009 - published by Healthwrights]
      9. Wolbring (2009) European Science Foundation Conference THE PERFECT BODY: BETWEEN NORMATIVITY AND CONSUMERISM [Oct 15, 2009 - published by Healthwrights]
      10. Wolbring (2009) First Annual Conference of The Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies [Sept 15, 2009 - published by Healthwrights]
      11. Wolbring (2009) State of the Future 2009 [Aug 15, 2009 - published by Healthwrights]
      12. Wolbring (2009) NBICS and waterfootprint [July 15, 2009 - published by Healthwrights]
      13. Wolbring (2009) Nanofood - An Update [June 15, 2009 - published by Healthwrights]
      14. Wolbring (2009) NBICS and Public Health [May 15, 2009 - published by Healthwrights] Wolbring (2009) Nano for Oil and Gas [April 15, 2009 - published by Healthwrights]
      15. Wolbring (2009) Lab on a Chip [March 15, 2009]
      16. Wolbring (2009) BioBanks [February 28, 2009 - published by Healthwrights]
      17. Wolbring (2009) Brain-Machine Interfaces -- An Update [February 15, 2009]
      18. Wolbring (2009) Nanocancer Update [January 30, 2009 - published by Healthwrights]
      19. Wolbring (2009) Metagenomics [January 15, 2009]
      20. Wolbring (2009) The Year 2008 -- A Recap [December 30, 2008 - published by Healthwrights]
      21. Wolbring (2008)NBICS and Geo-engineeringa[December 15, 2008]
      22. Wolbring (2008) Ableism and Anti-Environmentalism: Rights for Nature![November 30, 2008 - published by Healthwrights]
      23. Wolbring (2008) International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition 2008 [November 15, 2008]
      24. Wolbring (2008) NBICS and Faith [October 30, 2008 - published by Healthwrights]
      25. Wolbring (2008) Synthetic Biology 4.0 [October 15, 2008] Wolbring (2008) State of the Future 2008 September 30, 2008
      26. Wolbring (2008) Nanoenergy September 15, 2008
      27. Wolbring (2008) Telehealth, Medicine and Care and the Military August 31, 2008
      28. Wolbring (2008) Molecular Manufacturing August 15
      29. Wolbring (2008) The Power of Language July 30
      30. Wolbring (2008) NBICS and Tele/e-health, medicine and care July 15
      31. Wolbring (2008) From morphological Freedom to Morphological Judgment June 30
      32. Wolbring (2008) Nanogeology June 15, 2008
      33. Wolbring (2008) NBICS and Other Convergences: The Paralympics, the Olympics, Human Enhancement Technology The situation after the Pistorius ruling of the Court of Arbitration for Sports May 30
      34. Wolbring (2008) Nanosolar May 15
      35. Wolbring (2008) Environmental Nanotechnology/Nano EH&S (Environment, Health and Safety) bibliography April 30
      36. Wolbring (2008) Nano-plastic April 15
      37. Wolbring (2008) Nano-architecture and construction March 30
      38. Wolbring (2008) Anti-Aging, Longevity and Immortality Technology March 15
      39. Wolbring (2008) Nanotoxicology February 29
      40. Wolbring (2008) Nano in South Africa February 15
      41. Wolbring (2008) Nano-cosmetic, sunscreen and personal care products January 30
      42. Wolbring (2008) Nano-aerospace January 15
      43. Wolbring (2007) Recap of the year December 30
      44. Wolbring (2007) Nanodrug delivery systems December 15
      45. Wolbring (2007)NBICS Regulation November 30
      46. Wolbring (2007) The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition November 15
      47. Wolbring (2007)Transhumanism Transvision 07 Octobert 30
      48. Wolbring (2007) NanopharmaceuticalsOctober 15
      49. Wolbring (2007) Which NBICS for which purpose, for when? September 30 Word Document
      50. Wolbring (2007) NBICS and Bionics September 15
      51. Wolbring (2007) NBICS and the 2030 face of Education August 30
      52. Wolbring (2007) NBICS and Climate Change August 15
      53. Wolbring (2007) NBICS, Cultural identity and diversity and the CBD July 30
      54. Wolbring (2007) Synthetic Biology 3.0 July 15
      55. Wolbring (2007) NBICS and the Convention on Biological Diversity June 30
      56. Wolbring (2007) NBICS and Other Convergences: The Paralympics, the Olympics, Human Enhancement Technology and the Doping Discourse June 15
      57. Wolbring (2007) Anti Genetic discrimination Laws: As simple as it sounds? May 30
      58. Wolbring (2007) In Vitro Meat May 15
      59. Wolbring (2007) Neurodiversity, Neuroenhancement, Neurodisease, and Neurobusiness April 30
      60. Wolbring (2007) NBICS, Other Convergences, Ableism and the Culture of Peace April 15
      61. Wolbring (2007) Nanomedicine March 30
      62. Wolbring (2007) Enhancement of Animals March 15
      63. Wolbring (2007) Nano cancer treatment February 28
      64. Wolbring (2007) Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Sentient Rights, Speciesism, and Uploading the Mind February 15
      65. Wolbring (2007)NBICS Military Products January 30
      66. Wolbring (2007) NBICS and Social Cohesion January 15
      67. Wolbring (2006) NBICS and Human Security December 30
      68. Wolbring (2006) Smart Dust December 15
      69. Wolbring (2006) Brain Machine Interface November 30
      70. Wolbring (206) Artificial Hippocampus, the Borg Hive Mind, and Other Neurological Endeavors November 15
      71. Wolbring (2006) Kyoto Style disease intervention credit trading and neglected diseases October 30
      72. Wolbring (2006) Nano-forestry October 15.
      73. Wolbring (2006) What is Transhumanism? September 30.
      74. Wolbring(2006) NBICS and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 15. September
      75. Wolbring (2006) Nanowater 30. August
      76. Wolbring (2006) Ableism and NBICS 15. August
      77. Wolbring (2006) Nanofood 31. July
      78. Wolbring (2006) From Nanotech to Nanoscale Technology and Sciences 15. July
      79. Wolbring (2006) Science and Technology and High School Educatio 30. June
      80. Wolbring (2006) Therapy Versus Enhancement: Not as Simple as It Sounds 15. June
      81. Wolbring (2006) Synthetic Biology 2.0 30. May

     

Affiliations (a selection)

  • Editor in Chief of the Journal Societies 2015-
  • Member Review Board Journal of Sustainable Development 2012-
  • Member of the board of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities 2013-
  • Board member Society for Disability Studies (USA) 2011- 
  • Member of the board of the Thalidomide Victims Association of Canada 2012; Vice President 2014-
  • Member of the Executive of the Canadian Centre for Disability Studies, Winnipeg 2012-
  • Member of board of Integrated Post-Secondary Education Society of Alberta (Provincial) 2012-2014
  • Member of the Institute Development Committee of BIAS FREE Co-operative. (Ottawa) 2011-
  • Treasurer of the Calgary History Society 2010- Vice President 2014-
  • President of the Canadian Disability Studies Association 2010-2011
  • Member, Advisory Board of the Program in Human Rights and Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis USA 2007-
  • Partner Conley International 2006-
  • Senior Fellow Oakland Institute, USA 2006-
  • Member DALY Committee of Disabled People International (2006 work finished)
  • Member of the stirring committee of the International Network on disability health research launched 12th Sept 2005 in Mumbai, India
  • Special editor for the NBIC and health issue of the World Council of Churches magazine 'Contact' 2005
  • Chair: Bioethics Committee of Disabled Peoples' International 2004-
  • Member of the genetic technology advisory committee of the World Council of Churches 2004-
  • Member of the Foothills Hospital Ethics Committee Calgary, Alberta, Canada 2003-2010
  • Member of the Executive of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO2003-2009
  • Member of the sectorial committee on Natural and Social Science of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO 2003-2010
  • Member of the board of ETC- Action Group on Erosion, Technology, and Concentration- formely known as RAFI 2002-
  • Member of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO 2002-
  • Member of the Ethics Working group of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO2001-2009
  • Vice President of the Canadian Center on Disability Studies1999-2004 maximum term
  • Board of Director of the The Edmonds Institute, USA1999-2010 closed down
  • Founder and Moderator of the Listserve on Bioethics and disability 1999-
  • Member of the board of directors of The Alberta Provincial Health Ethics Network Canada 1999-2005 maximum terms
  • Member of the Canadian Delegation for the UNESCO and ICSU organized World Conference on Science in Budapest (July 1999)
  • Chairperson of the thalidomide victim health research project at the University of Calgary (work beendet result see in articles by me section)
  • Cofounder of Unith the World Federation of Thalidomiders
  • Member of the disability policy committee of the Faculty of Medicine, U of Calgary (dismantled)

 

Lectures and Activities 2016

 

  1. Wolbring Gregor (2016) "Autism Prevention in the 2030 Agenda: Investing in Support and Acceptance Instead"
    by Autistic Minority International on 20 April, from 3.30-5.00 pm, at the Museum of Tolerance (226 East 42nd Street), On the occasion of the Expert Group Meeting on Major Groups and other Stakeholders’ reporting to the High-level Political Forum, the ECOSOC Financing for Development Forum, and the High-level Thematic Debate of the UN General Assembly on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, all taking place this week in New York City, podcast (m4a file), (podcast mp3 file), pdf
  2. Wolbring Gregor (2016) CBC Radio One The 180 Show April 17
  3. Wolbring Gregor (2016) What does the gene editing debate that is taking place since March 2015 mean for ability expectation governance and its linkage to the representation of the body? at Critical Juncture 2016 Atlanta, USA per Skype
  4. Wolbring Gregor and Chai Emily (2016) my students underlined 76th Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology in Vancouver, BC, Canada, March 29 – April 2, 2016 oral
  5. Wolbring Gregor (2016) Workshop called: Science, technology and innovation governance for the 2030 agenda as part of  March 19 – 21, 2016 Disabled Peoples’ International (DPI)  Global Conference on the Advancement of the Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities through the 2030 Agenda: in Cairo, Egypt
  6. Wolbring Gregor (2016) Guest lecture in David Bergen class Calgary ASHA 503 class March 2
  7. Wolbring Gregor (2016) Guest Lecture in Elizabeth Pitt's Ethics of Biotechnical Communication class North Carolina State University Feb 18
  8. Wolbring Gregor (2016) Guest Lecture in Nora Haenn's Cultural Anthropology class North Carolina State University Feb 17
  9. Wolbring Gregor (2016) Guest Lecture in Mimi Kim’s history of science students North Carolina State University Feb 16
  10. Wolbring Gregor (2016) Available for questions after the public screening of the film Fixed fixedthemovie.com North Caroline State University Feb 16
  11. Wolbring Gregor (2016) invited Keynote speaker at the Genetic Engineering and Society/Integrative Graduate Education (IGERT) colloquium; North Carolina State University Feb 16

Lectures and Activities 2015

  1. Wolbring Gregor (2015) community event as part of the "Complete Elegance" series that Glenn runs out of Marrickville Council in Sydney Australia, Vodcast
  2. Wolbring Gregor (2015) Guest Lecture on Ableism at University of Minnesota Kirk Allison's class Nov 15
  3. Wolbring Gregor (2015) Ability expectation aspect of Dehumanisation at ISHPSSB meeting that will be held from July 5th-10th in Montréal
  4. Wolbring Gregor (2015) Guest Lecture on Ableism at University of Alberta teaching class of Sharon Anderson June 2
  5. Wolbring Gregor (2015) Disability Studies and the Situation of disabled people at Bioethics and ability studies conference Indonesia 18 May Skype
  6. Wolbring Gregor (2015) Disability Studies and the Situation of disabled people at Bioethics and ability studies conference Indonesia 18 May Video/Audio/PPT lecture as MP4 given to participants at conference
  7. Wolbring Gregor (2015) Ecoableism at Bioethics and ability studies conference Indonesia 18 MayVideo/Audio/PPT lecture as MP4 given to participants at conference
  8. Wolbring Gregor (2015) From Disability Studies to Ability Studies Meaning of health, disability and rehabilitation at Bioethics and ability studies conference Indonesia 18 MayVideo/Audio/PPT lecture as MP4 given to participants at conference
  9. Wolbring Gregor (2015) Anticipatory governance through an ability studies lens:  The Issue of Ability Expectation Governance at Bioethics and ability studies conference Indonesia 18 MayVideo/Audio/PPT lecture as MP4 given to participants at conference
  10. Wolbring Gregor (2015) Ability Expectation Governance and Huam righs at UofC Amesty International Group conference March 6/7
  11. Wolbring Gregor (2015) Judge at History of Medicine Conference UofC March 6/7
  12. Wolbring Gregor (2015) A need to govern ability expectations at New American Foundation, Washington DC, Skype, March 4
  13. Wolbring Gregor (2015) A need to govern ability expectations United Paraplegic Foundation Washington DC, Skype March 3
  14. Wolbring, Gregor (2015) Using the innovative emerging framework of Ability Studies to bridge HTA and PTA at 2nd European TA conference The Next Horizon of Technology Assessment This presentation is part of the Session Panel: Complementarity between Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and Parliamentary Technology Assessment (PTA) Berlin, 25-27 February 2015 videocast here and script PDF here

 

Lectures and Activities 2014

  1. Wolbring Gregor (2014) De l’être humain réparé à l’être humain augmenté Regards croisés sur les avancées technologiques et leur impact
    sur les personnes handicapées From the fixed human being to the enhanced human being : Conference 26th November 2014 - Lausanne, Switzerland
  2. Wolbring Gregor (2014) Keynote at Complicating Normalcy: Disability, Technology, and Society in the Twenty-First Century conference University of Rochester Disability Studies Cluster Symposium November 14th
  3. Wolbring Gregor and Lucy Diep (2014) Social work, technology governance and people with disabilities at 15th Asian Bioethics Conference, Japan, November 1-9, podcast
  4. Wolbring Gregor (2014) Oct 17 Panel on the Intersections of Peace Studies and Disability Studies “Subjective Wellbeing, Body-Related Ability Expectations and Peace,” Gregor Wolbring (University of Calgary) (via Skype) at Peace and Studies Justice Association Annual Conference, an Diego, USA podcast
  5. Wolbring Gregor (2014) Oct 17 two workshops for Discovery days at the University of Calgary Cummings School of Medicine
  6. Wolbring, Gregor (2014) on Panel Disability and Devices: Prioritizing Enduser Perspectives in Neuroprosthetic Development Date: 16 Oct, Time: 01:30pm - 02:30pm Location: Indigo CDGH Sara Goering, Eran Klein and Anjali Truit at American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Oct 16-19 San Diego, USA
  7. Wolbring Gregor (2014) Ability expectation and Ableism Studies (short Ability Studies): An innovative approach to catalyze a new community of practice to monitor, evaluate and address Post-Human and other emerging ability expectation challenges to how society functions: Expanding Ableism beyond its disability studies meaning and expanding the scope of disability studies at Workshop Time for a Post-Human Disability Studies  September 24 2014 Sheffield University, Sheffield, UK video here
  8. Strickfaden, Megan; Desvlieger, Patrick and Wolbring Gregor (2014) Reading Disability through Architecture + Urban Design at Under Western Skies 3: September 9 – 13 Calgary, Canada
  9. Wolbring Gregor (2014) EcoAbleism and Ability Privilege: Two Lenses to Analyse Social Justice Issues of Humans, Animals and Nature at Under Western Skies 3: September 9 – 13 Calgary, Canada
  10. Wolbring Gregor (2014) Ability Privilege results of an exploratory survey: What does it mean for aging? 2nd Eco-ability conference (online) video here
  11. Wolbring Gregor (2014) RESNA the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America 2014 Annual Conference - Racing Towards Excellence in ATIndianapolis skyline JW Marriott, Indianapolis, IN, June 14 2014 long version, short version, video here (scroll to my talk and I start after some of the announcements.)
  12. Gregor Wolbring, Ethical Theories and Discourses through an Ability Expectations and Ableism Lens: The Case of Enhancement and Global Regulation at Society for Disability Studies, Minneapolis, USA June 12
  13. Wolbring Gregor (2014) Governance of Science and Technology through an Ability Studies Lens (as PDF) at Second Annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy, and Ethics, USA, May 26-29, 2014 talk as videofile containing PPT and audio overlay big file!!! 1.3Gb 
  14. Wolbring Gregor (2014) Keynote 1: Regan Brashear, Independent Film Producer Film Screening: Fixed Commentators: Gregory Wolbring, Dept. of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary David Ewing Duncan, Author; Center for Life Science Policy, Berkeley at Second Annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy, and Ethics, USA, May 26-29, 2014 
  15. Wolbring Gregor (2014) “A Culture of Ability Expectation Peace through a Disability Studies Lens”  at 11th Canadian Disability Studies Association Conference, Brook University ON, Canada, May 31, here a mp4 video that has PPT and audio big file 600Mb
  16. Wolbring Gregor (2014) Introducing Ability expectations and Ableism Studies: Introducing Eco-ableism as a Conceptual Framework; Critical Animal Studies North America conference April 13
  17. Wolbring Gregor (2014) Ability Studies: A field to Analyse Social Justice Issues and identities of Humans, Animals and Nature at Critical Junction Conference March 15-16, 2014 Emory University, Atlanta, USA paper here
  18. Wolbring Gregor (2014) Panel on the documentary Fixed at Picture This Disability Film Festival, Calgary, Canada February 11

Lectures and Activities 2013

  1. Wolbring, Gregor (2013) Commentator at Eastern Division American Philosophical Association meeting Dec 28th 2013,  Baltimore, USA
    Gregor Wolbring Comment on Melinda Hall and Heather Bradshaw Skype PDF of talk here
  2. Wolbring, Gregor (2013) Ability Privilege at 3rd Eoropean Critical Animal Studies Conference, Karlsruhe 28-30 November, 2013 PDF of talk here
  3. Wolbring, Gregor (2013) The Ethics of Ability Privilege 14th Asian Bioethics Conference:  Ethics in Emerging Technologies to Make Lives Better together Nov 20, 2013 Loyola College, Chennai, India Skype PDF of talk here . for references please contact me
  4. Wolbring Gregor Future Past: Disability, Eugenics, and Brave New Worlds conference San Fransisco, Nov 1, 2013 podcast here, supported in part by a SSHRC CURA grant
  5. Wolbring, Gregor Science and Technology and the transhumanization of health, medicine, and rehabilitation: Normalcy creep   at Normalcy 2013 conference per podcast and twitter  3rd – Wed. 4th September 2013 – Sheffield Hallam University, UK, supported in part by a SSHRC grant podcast here
  6. Wolbring, Gregor Ethics Theories a tool for normalization? at Normalcy 2013 conference per podcast and twitter  3rd – Wed. 4th September 2013 – Sheffield Hallam University, UK, supported in part by a SSHRC grant Podcast here
  7. Wolbring Gregor (2013) Expanding Ableism: Taking down the Ghettoization of Impact of Disability Studies Scholars/Ability Privilege/Ableism of ethics theories Talk at the 2nd Conference of the 2nd Conference of ALTER - European Society for Disability Research  Belgium 3-5 July, 2013 podcast here and PPT of the beginning of talk with url's keynote
  8. Wolbring Gregor (2013) Energy Security, environmental ethics and ableism at Environmental Ethics and Energy Equity Beyond 2015; 3 April 2013, 8:00-­‐17:00 Venue Room 601/17 Mahachakri Building, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand vidocast here and paper here (Genome Canada supported)
  9. Wolbring, Gregor (2013) Introducing Ability expectations and Ableism Studies: Introducing Eco-ableism as a Conceptual Framework;  1st Ecoability Conference, New York, USA, April 27-28th- April, 2013 Skype
  10. Wolbring, Gregor (2013) Analysis of Climate, Energy, and Environmental Justice: Introducing Eco-ableism as a Conceptual Framework; Conference Legal and Policy Pathways for Energy Innovation at the University of Minnesota Law School, Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences, April 24-25th April, 2013 Skype
  11. Wolbring Gregor (2013) Ableism and Ability expectations exhibited in citizenship discourses, Wayne University, Detroit, Michigan  March 21-23, Podcast. and Skype
  12. Wolbring Gregor (2013) Ability Expectations (Want Stage) and Ableism (Needs Stage) a New Angle for Looking at Sustainability    Society for the Anthropology of North America 2013 Conference  Uncertain Futures March 15-16, 2013 Durham, North Carolina  Podcast. and Skype (Genome Canada supported)

Lectures and Activities 2012

  1. Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Emerging Health Technologies and their impact; Discovery days at University of Calgary October 12; talk given two times on the day
  2. Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Ethics and disabled people; CORE 207 class March 07
  3. Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Talk on Eugenics to History of Medicine Class of Frank Stahnisch Medical students, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary Oct 20
  4. Wolbring Gregor (2012) keynote at Conference 'Sleepwalking into Eugenics', at MShed, Bristol, 10th November
  5. Wolbring Gregor (2012) Ableism and Ability expectations exhibited in ethics theories and ethics discourses at Disability Issues and Advocacy conference, U of Tennessee, Nov. 29-30, Podcast here
  6. Wolbring Gregor (2012) Expanding Ableism: taking down the ghettoization of impact of disability studies scholars at Disability Issues and Advocacy conference, U of Tennessee, Nov. 29-30, paper here
  7. Wolbring, Gregor (2012) and Hutcheon,E Ability Privilege an underused concept at Disability Issues and Advocacy conference, U of Tennessee, Nov. 29-30 poster.  SSHRC operating grant on topic therapeutic enhancement and ableism
  8. Wolbring, Gregor (2012) PubH 6801 Health and Human Rights, U of MN, Minneapolis November 14, Skype.
  9. Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Nanotechnology and Democracy Ne3LS Network International Conference Nov 1-2  Montreal, podcast..
  10. Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Ethics theories and S&T governance: Utility evaluation through an ability expectation lens Ne3LS Network International Conference Nov 1-2  Montreal. podcast..
  11. Yumakulov,S., Wolbring, Gregor (2012) International Conference on Social Robotics China Social robotics and disabled people October 29-31, Skype, videocast.
  12. Wolbring, Gregor (2012)  Invited Interdisciplinary Plenary Session:  “Schooling Bodies”  at Theorizing the Body, Embodiment and Body-Practices:  CSWIP, Oct 26-28, 2012 Mount Royal University Calgary, AB
  13. Wolbring, Gregor (2012) National Community and Hospital Infection Control Association (CHICA). The conference theme is on innovation, learning and engagement for behaviour change in healthcare. It will take place on October 25 and 26, 2012 in Calgary.
  14. Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Ecoableism at Sustaining Justice, Greening Peace Hosted by Tufts University, Boston, MA ~ October 4-6, 2012
  15. Wolbring, Gregor (2012)  Global citizenship education through an Ableism lens at Citizenship and Disabled Conference St Peterborough, Florida, USA, October 5th, Skype. podcast here
  16. Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Social robotics through an ableism lens Workshop at Institute for technology assessment and systems analysis Karlsruhe Germany, Sep. 27th, podcast..
  17. Wolbring, Gregor (2012) addressing the subject of ‘Healthy’, ‘Disabled’:  What Do These Terms Mean? The theme of the conference is:  From Healthy Gametes to Healthy Babies at Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS) conference Ottawa,  Sept 8th 
  18. Wolbring, Gregor (2012)   Title: Eco-ableism: Enabling and disabling the ecosystem at "Sustainability & Disability" conference, Manaus-Amazon, Brazil, Sept. 3-4th,  
  19. Wolbring, Gregor (2012) The interrelated discourses of Ableism, sustainability and the environment: Disabled people are impacted by all three discourses. for "Sustainability & Disability" conference  , Manaus-Amazon, Brazil, Sept 3 & 4, 2012 per podcast supported in part by a Genome Canada grantPodcast here
  20. Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Education for sustainable development through an Ableism lens water at "Sustainability & Disability" conference, Manaus-Amazon, Brazil, Sept. 3-4th,  podcast..
  21. Wolbring, Gregor (2012)  Human enhancement a suggested way of adaptation to climate change: Impact assessment for disabled people  water at "Sustainability & Disability" conference, Manaus-Amazon, Brazil, Sept. 3-4th, podcast..
  22. Wolbring Gregor (2012 Nanotechnology and democracy versus democratization of nanotech: an ableism analysis 13th Asian Bioethics Conference, Malaysia  podcast Aug 27-30 Podcast here
  23. Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Nanotechnology and Democracy 13th Asian Bioethics Conference, 27-30 August in Malaysia podcast..
  24. Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Ability expectations and ethics theories: Angle for evaluating utility of ethics theories for governance of emerging science and technologies 13th Asian Bioethics Conference, 27-30 August in Malaysia, Podcast here
  25. Wolbring, Gregor (2012) on future of Eugenics at Screening for Down syndrome - A Community Perspective event in New Zealand August 31st, podcast.. Podcast here; videocast here
  26. Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Expanding Ableism: taking down the ghettoization of impact of disability studies scholars at SDS 25th annual meeting in Denver Colorado (June 20–23, 2012).
  27. Wolbring, Gregor (2012) & Legg,D, Mount Royal University, "The Triad of Normalcy, Functional Restitution and Therapeutic Enhancement in the Discussions of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, 1980s to 2000"North American Society for Sport History June 4, podcast..
  28. Wolbring, Gregor (2012) . Lecture at the social robotics lab Singapore June 6th.
  29. Wolbring, Gregor (2012) . Human Enhancement technologies: Understanding Governance, Policies and Regulatory Structure in the Global Context, International Conference at National University of Singapore, 07-08 June 2012.
  30. Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Ableism: taking down the ghettoization of impact of disability studies scholars 9th Canadian Disability Studies Association Conference, Waterloo, ON, Canada, 2012 May 31,
  31. chaired by Dru Marshall, Provost (Calgary) Panellists include: Roxanne Mykitiuk (York) and Wolbring, Gregor (2012) (Calgary and Ottawa),Jennifer Roswell (CRC, Brock), and James Deaville (Carleton) Panel 2 - Differently Abled: The Brave New World of Techno/Cyborg Sports and Culture Part of the CFHSS - Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Congress 2012 Equity Events at a Glance: "Crossroads: Equality, Diversity and Innovation in an Uncertain World" at Wilfrid Laurier-Waterloo University May 30
  32. Wolbring, Gregor (2012) . Health Technology Assessment Institute, Karlsruhe University, Germany, March 26 
  33. Wolbring, Gregor (2012) .University of Alberta, February 15
  34. .Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Seminar for invited grad students, University of Alberta, February 15
  35. IC Panel David Greig MHK, Dr. David Howe, Jean Laroche, ChPC, Danielle Peers, M.A. (U of A) Dr. Wolbring, Gregor (2012) University of Alberta, February 14

 

Lectures and Activities 2011

  1. Wolbring (2011) Lecture on Eugenics to History of Medicine class (Frank Stahnisch class) , Medical students, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, January 13
  2. Wolbring (2011) Lecture on Nanotechnology and Alberta for MBT program, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary January, 25
  3. Wolbring (2011) Enhancement and the future of Medicine , Stan Godlovitch class MDSC 308, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, March 31st
  4. Wolbring (2011) convener and organizer and participant in 50 years Thalidomide Being a Biochemist and a Thalidomider, Wolbring, Gregor,; Blain, Nancy; Celgene Corporation, Faculty of Medicine, Calgary, History of Medicine Days March 12
  5. Wolbring (2011) French documentary crew April, 2011
  6. Wolbring (2011) Education for transformation: A dialogue focused on a special issue of development Montreal 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, May 1
  7. Wolbring (2011) People with Disabilities after the disaster: A vision for Haiti”, 8th Canadian Disability Studies Association Conference, Fredericton, NB, Canada, 2011 June 2,
  8. Wolbring (2011) Ableism: a theoretical framework to evaluate how we expect people to age, at FICCDAT Growing Older With a Disability, Toronto June 6
  9. Wolbring (2011) Discussant at the at the "Banff workshop of the - June-21 of the 16th International Society for the History of the Neurosciences (ISHN) and the 43rd International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Cheiron) meeting
  10. Wolbring (2011) The Realpolitik of Ableism? Terasem Foundation Workshop on Second Life July 19
  11. Wolbring (2011) Therapeutic enhancement and sport at Technologies in Sport Symposium New Zealand Sept 20-25
  12. Wolbring (2011) Meeting in Paris October 20-22
  13. Wolbring (2011) Ableism and Bioethics at Bioethics Workshop Manila Philippines Oct 20-22 (Skype) 
  14. Wolbring (2011) Ableism Nanoscience and Democracy at Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies Nov 7-11
  15. Wolbring (2011) Ableism and Bionics at  University of Ottawa November 15   

 

Lectures and Activities 2010

  1. Wolbring (2010) Movie Trailer called Fixed on you tube 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84TaYi15vps (this is to become a full length documentary)
  2. Wolbring (2010) Transcript (will be live January 14 link as is does not work in the moment will put correct link in January 13) of a Podcast for Intellectual Muscles Series for the Vancouver 2010  Olympic and Paralympic games: Title "Who will be the future Olympic and Paralympic Athlete Subtitle Advances in science and technology, bodily assistive devices and the future face and purpose of Sport
  3. Wolbring (2010) Therapeutic Enhancement, Therapeutic Doping? The Changing World of Bodily Assistive Devices or the (Para-) Olympian Body as Artefact , Wolbring, Gregor; Stahnisch, Frank; Legg, David (90 minute workshop), Sport and Society, Vancouver, Canada, 2010 March, Refereed
  4. Wolbring (2010) Impact of Science and Technology on International Sport , , Dr. Jill Le Clair, Dr. Coreen Harada, Ms. Sima Limoochi, Dr. David Legg (90 minute workshop) , Sport and Society, Vancouver, Canada, 2010 March, Refereed
  5. Science and technology impact on..., Wolbring, Gregor, Integral Education , Faculty of Education Student led conference, University of Calgary, 2010 March
  6. Wolbring (2010) Thalidomide: Friend or Foe?, Wolbring, Gregor, Student generated mini conference, Women Resource Centre University of Calgary, 2010 March
  7. Wolbring (2010) on CBC Radio Canada 15 stations March 15
  8. Wolbring (2010) Performance Enhancement and the NCRE, Wolbring, Gregor, Spring Conference of the NCRE , Manhattan Beach, USA , 2010 April, Refereed
  9. Wolbring (2010) Enhancement and the future of Medicine , Stan Godlovitch class, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, 2010 April
  10. Wolbring (2010) Public angle on genetic discrimination, Wolbring, Gregor, GPS Ottawa GE3LS Series, on “Revisiting Genetic Discrimination Issues in 2010: Is Canada on the right course?”., Genome Canada, 2010 April
  11. Wolbring (2010)The impact of assistive device enhancement on Youth in Sport, Wolbring, Gregor, Alberta Youth Olympic Symposium, Calgary, 2010 April
  12. Wolbring (2010) Ableism: an indicator for climate change intervention dialogue characteristics and outcome , Wolbring, Gregor, Canadian Sociological Association Conference, Montreal Concordia University, 2010 May, Refereed
  13. Wolbring (2010) A critical evaluation of possible disability studies linkages with and disability studies themed research within faculties of a University, Wolbring, Gregor, Canadian Disability Studies Conference, Montreal Concordia University, 2010 June, Refereed
  14. Wolbring (2010) Brain machine interface ethics: World Congress for Bioethics, 
    Singapore July 26-31
  15. Wolbring, (2010) Future possibilities and challenges for  Medicine 
    Future health issues, solutions and discourses Faculty of Medicine, NUS, Singapore August 4th
  16. Wolbring (2010) Water access. Water footprint, Ableism and disabled people Institute for Water Policy, NUS, Singapore August 3rd   
  17. Wolbring (2010) Energy Ethics Asian Pacific Conference on Bioethics, Singapore 
    August 1-5
  18. Wolbring (2010) Presentation at 2010 Community Health Sciences Block week Sept
  19. Wolbring (2010) Canadian Medical Hall of Fame/Pfizer Canada Discovery Day in Health Sciences University of Calgary talk on NBICS and health research, October 17
  20. Wolbring (2010) What one can do with Ableism: Ability Profiling and Ableism Impact Assessment of discourses from Climate Change security to therapeutic Enhancements, CHS Dept talk Dec 10

 

Lectures and Activities 2009

  1. Wolbring (2009) January 14-16 ASU, USA
  2. Wolbring (2009) Feb 12 Ethics Round “Ableism and Ability Ethics and Governance: From Enhancement Medicine to Enhancement Rehabilitation” Alberta Health Services,and University of Calgary
  3. Wolbring (2009) Feb 21 'Emerging sciences and technologies, transhumanism and rehabilitation identity', National Council of Rehabilitation Educators NCRE Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX
  4. Wolbring (2009) March 6-7 History of medicine Conference, Calgary
  5. Wolbring (2009) March 20  Emerging Sciences and Technologies and Social Concepts and the Field of Rehabilitation at  Leaders in Rehabilitation: The Rehabilitation of Function, The Function of Rehabilitation conference Edmonton, Canada
  6. Wolbring (2009) April 04 Artificial/Genetic Enhancement, MDSC 308, University of Calgary, Fculty of Medicine, , Stan Godlovitch class, BHSc
  7. Wolbring (2009) April 11 “Human Beings—Sentient Beings: Species Typical, Sub-typical, and Beyond Typical” at American Philosophical Association  Pacific Division Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia
  8. Wolbring (2009) April 14 Helen Gardiner class Mount Royal College, Calgary, Canada  
  9. Wolbring (2009) April 13 Pat Winters ethics class University of Calgary, Canada
  10. Wolbring (2009) May 7-9 AGM of Canadian Commission for UNESCO and meeting of the sectoral committee meeting
  11. Wolbring (2009) May 4 Meeting in Edmonton of the What sorts of People group
  12. Wolbring (May 11) Inaugural Conference of the School for Public Policy University of Calgary
  13. Wolbring (2009) May 24 Science and technology, disabled people and the meaning and space of country at Canadian Disability Studies association National Conference
  14. Wolbring (2009) May 29 Alberta Ingenuity workshop os synthetic biology in Calgary
  15. Wolbring (2009) Ableism, Transhumanism and the transhumanization of Ableism: The Future has started today?, European Science Foundation-LiU Conference, Linköping, Sweden , 2009 October
  16. Wolbring (2009) Ethical dimensions of enhancement, Gregor Wolbring;Marcus Düwell, Research School for Practical Philosophy, Utrecht, Netherlands; Judit Sandor Central European University Budapest , European Science Foundation LiU Conference Linköping, Sweden , Katrin Grüber , IMEW, GE; Ursula Naue, LSG, 

 

Lectures and Activities 2008

  1. January 9th, Lecture at the Disability Studies Retreat University of Minneapolis, USA Title: Why bother with Disability Studies
  2. January 22-24 CIHR Invitational Workshop on NELSI Nanotechnology
  3. January 22 invited Lecture in Puerto Rico at the university through Skype had to decline due to other engagement
  4. February 26-28 Presentation for Ecuadorian Constitution Commission related to the paper I wrote for them (Had to decline flying there due to Edmonton meeting. Paper available upon request).
  5. February 26 Keynote speaker at the retreat of Alberta Health and Wellness at which the life science section was unvailed)
  6. February 27-28 Talks and presentations at Alberta Health and Wellness with different people on different aspects of new and emerging technologies
  7. March 3 Arizona State University USATalk to James Wetmore class
  8. March 3rd March 3 Arizona State University USA to Bioethics group of Jason Roberts
  9. March 3 Arizona State University USA InnovationSpace engineering and design students from Prasad Boradkar
  10. March 4 March 3 Arizona State University USA talk to the math and cognition seminar series http://math.la.asu.edu/~tom/cognition/cognition.html
  11. March 4 Arizona State University USATalk to Sean Hays class
  12. March 31st Calgary Pistorius: And Now?The Paralympics, the Olympics and Human Enhancement Technology, University of Calgary
  13. April 14th, Washington DC, Bioethics Issues of Synthetic Biology
  14. April 19 Calgary about back to work with an impairment/change in body functioning
  15. April 23-25 Arizona State University USA
  16. April 29th Calgary Genome Canada talk on synthetic biology
  17. May 3rd Talk to highschool kids on new and emerging technologies
  18. May 3rd Talk with teachers about the consequences for them
  19. May 12 Skype talk What Sorts of People
  20. May 27-28 Baltimore USA Tech 2025 event invited by National Security Agency, Signals Intelligence Directorate
  21. June 3Calgary, Jewish Family Service Calgary on Disability Awareness/Culture
  22. June 11 Phone lecture to Ottawa class of Marc Saner Director of Research, Regulatory Governance School of Public Policy and Administration Carleton University
  23. June 12 Meeting in Edmonton of the What sorts of People group
  24. June 13 Keynote speaker Alberta Health and Wellness Telehealth Unit Clinical Forum 2008 http://www.albertatelehealth.com/content.asp?category_id=87&root_id=87
  25. July 9th Calgary Canada Shad Valley talk by my students who make up the Calgary iGEM Ethics team
  26. July 14th Calgary Canada Shad Valley talk
  27. July 29th Faculty of Medicine HYRS event
  28. August 17-21 Gordon Conference SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY POLICY Governing Emerging TechnologiesUSA Title: "The Impact of Emerging Technologies on the Governance of Abilities and Able-ism"
  29. Sept 8-9 Washington DC, USA NSF workshop on concerging science and technologies and sustainable development
  30. Sept 18-19 Bruessels, Belgien European Workingroup on enhancement
  31. Sept. 21-26 Darmstadt Germany, Faculty at the Summer school on Ethics (and politics and metaphysics) of Converging Technologies
  32. October 17 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame/Pfizer Canada Discovery Day in Health Sciences University of Calgary talk on NBICS and health research
  33. October 24 What Sorts of People meeting, Edmonton
  34. Oct 27-Arizona State University10:00am – 11:45am – Nano and the Brain Project – Life Sciences E wing, room B52; 12:00 – 1:30pm – CET lunch – Memorial Union, Santa Cruz, #229 ;2:00pm-3:00pm - Honours science and technology class CSPO conference room ; 3:05pm – 3:55pm – ASB 394 - Technology & Society class – College of Design North, Rm 68
  35. Oct 28-Arizona State University 10:30am-11:45am - WSH 470Women and Popular Culture in Discovery Hall 350; 12:00 – 1:30pm – Lunch with biological Design PhD students; 3:00pm – 4:15pm – CHM 501 - Science Policy for Scientists & Engineers – Interdisciplinary A, Room 111 ; 6:30pm – 8:00pm – Panel discussion with Jason Robert – Memorial Union, Ventana C Dean’s invitation
  36. Oct 29-Arizona State University 10am – 11am – Meeting with Human and Social Dimensions of Science & Technology PhD Students – CSPO conference room; 1:30pm -2:45pm - Bioethics Club; 4:30pm-5:30pm- Neural Transhumanism: Technological challenges and ethical implications of neural engineering class;
  37. Oct 31-2nd Nov Nanoethics meeting in Denmark (have been accepted with abstract but cancelled due to time problemsbut full paper was accepted)
  38. Nov 7-8 MIT, Boston USA IGEM Jamboree: The E3LS issues of synthetic biology: Work done by three of my students Sibat Khwaja, Niklas Bobrovitz, Daniela Navia at iGEM 2008 http://2008.igem.org/Team:Calgary_Ethics
  39. Nov 21-23 Arizona State University Workshop on social justice and new and emerging science and technology
  40. Nov 24-30 Monpellier France
  41. December 3rd United Way, Calgary


Lectures and Activities 2007

  1. January 14 Lecture at University of Calgary block course an social imagery
  2. January 15 Ottawa Canadian Commission for UNESCO meeting
  3. January 17 Lecture in Puerto Rico at the university through Skype
  4. February 17 Talk at the Lets talk Sciences regional meeting
  5. February 26 guest lecture at Carla Hamarsnes class Uof Calgary
  6. March 15-17 Canadian Commission for UNESCO AGM Ottawa
  7. April 11 Cafe Scientifique Coordinator Bell Museum of Natural History Minneapolis Topic: Nanomedicine to Synthetic biology: What does it mean to be healthy?
  8. April 12 Lecture at the University of Minneapolis on From Nanotechnology to Synthetic biology Where do we go and what are the implications?
  9. April 13 Lecture at the University of Minneapolis on UN Convention on the Rights of persons with disabilities
  10. April 13 Meeting with Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie discussing new and emerging technologies
  11. April 17-19 was invited to be part of a national consensus conference on a new genetic testing technology in Edmonton, Alberta http://policynut.usask.ca/consensus%20conference.htm Had to decline due to engagement in Arizona 
  12. April18-21 Arizona state University USA Talk on Ableism and nanocale sciences
  13. April 21 invited to speak about Biobanks by Mike Burgess University of British Columbia, had to decline due to Arizona engagement
  14. April 27-28 conference in Edmonton Canada Eugenics and Sterilization in Alberta: 35 Years Later Preconference workshop Talk on Ability Studies and nanoscale sciences
  15. May 14-17 speaker at Converging technology meeting Vienna. Austria What Convergence is in the Cards for Future Scientists?
  16. May 20 Speaker at National Down Syndrome Society annual conference *Emerging Technology and their impact on people with Down Syndrome//* From Stem cells to Nanotechnology to synthetic biology: What is in stock for health sciences and research and disabled people?
  17. July 11 Presentation to Shad Valley students
  18. July 26 Minneapolis Talk at IATP on "From Nano to synthetic biology" Food, Forestry and Agriculture
  19. July 26 Meeting members of the Advisory Board of the Program in Human Rights and Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis of which I am a member
  20. July 26-29 Minneapolis UN Millenium Project Planning Comittee meeting 
  21. August 15 AHFMR lecture at UofC to high school kids and teachers Title: "From Nanotechnology to Synthetic Biology: Cool Science, Cool Products and Potentially Not So Cool Side Effects"
  22. September 5-12 Korea had to canel due to illness
  23. Sept 21-23 Conference speaker Edmonton, Alberta Canada Understanding Human Variation
  24. Sept 24 Talk in Calgary Alberta, Canada New and emerging Science and technologies (from Nano to synthetic biology): Impact on Ableism, Transhumanism, Health and Disabled People/Persons
  25. Sep 24 Phone Chat with students of Arizona State University, USA on Nanotechnology Products for Disabled People
  26. Oct 3-5 El Salvador (had to cancel due to illness
  27. October 12 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame/Pfizer Canada Discovery Day in Health Sciences University of Calgary talk on NBICS and health research
  28. October 16 Speaker at Retreat of the Pharmaceuticals and Life Science Section of Alberta Health and Wellness
  29. October 25-28 "The Revealed I" A conference on privacy and identity www.idtrail.org Faculty of Law, Ottawa, Canada on the panel invisibleI Marginalized persons long for one kind of privacy (freedom from unwanted surveillance) while suffering under another kind (a conspiracy of neglect).  This panel will investigate both aspects and include representatives of and advocates for some of Canada’s most vulnerable populations. My talk title very likely "Who decides who has a right to what cultural identity?"
  30. November 15-17 Conference Uof Calgary
  31. Nov 20 Lecture at "Leading Policy course at the Canada School of Public Service, Ottawa,Canada
  32. Nov 25 L'Oreal Women in Science Gala Ottawa
  33. Nov 26 Sectoral meeting Canadian Commission for UNESCO
  34. Dec 3-6 presentations in Johannisburg, South Africa

Lectures and Activities 2006

  1. 16-18 January Ottawa meetings
  2. 23 January guest lecture at University of Calgary
  3. 10-23 February Porto Alegre, Brazil,, 9th Assembly of the World Council of Churches
  4. 23-25 February Sao Paulo some talks to disability groups
  5. 6 March Lecture at bioethics week Foothills Hospital Calgary Canada
  6. 13 March Oxford, UK, NGO talk
  7. 14-17 March University of Oxford, UK Conference speaker http://www.martininstitute.ox.ac.uk/JMI/Forum2006/Tomorrows+People.htm
  8. 18 March, Oxford UK Meeting of the Nanotechnology and Society network
  9. 19-22 March, London, UK some meetings
  10. April 3/4th, Ottawa, Canada 2006 CCOHTA Invitational Symposium Title Enhancement Medicine, Emerging technologies (Nano, Bio, Info, Cogno) and the Concept of Health: A New Challenge for HTA, Health Research, and Health Policy http://www.ccohta.ca/symposium/CCOHTA_Symposium_Program.html
  11. April 28th Lecture at University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine Title: Enhancement Medicine: The final frontier
  12. May 10-13 Canadian Commission for UNESCO meetings
  13. May 21-23 Arizona State University,Science, Policy & Social Inequity Workshop http://www.cspo.org/home/events/inequityworkshoppapers.htm
  14. May 24th some Nano presentations at Arizona State University
  15. May 31, Resource person for the WorldBank online discussion on Natural Disaster and disabled people day 3 science and technology application
  16. June 17-21 Meetings in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  17. June 30th Webtalk with UK conference
  18. July 7th Webtalk with University of Darmstadt Germany
  19. July 14th Shad Valley talk Calgary Canada
  20. July 26 presentation at the World Council of Churches, Geneva, Switzerland
  21. July 27-29 Advisory team World report on Disability and Rehabilitation meeting, WHO,Geneva, Switzerland Talk see article section on this webpage
  22. August 9-10th Chicago USA Nanotech meeting Talk on "Nanoregulation, for whom, by whom, for what"
  23. Sept 7 Talk Uof Calgary Canada Prof. Edna Einsiedel class on Nano risk perception
  24. Sept 20 Brave New World: The enhancement of humans and implications on society at What Next Forum Uppsalla 
  25. September 22, Stockholm Talk to the Swedish Health Technology Assessment Council
  26. September 23-24 more meetings in Uppsalla Sweden
  27. October 12th Canadian Medical Hall of Fame/Pfizer Canada Discovery Day in Health Sciences University of Calgary talk on NBICS and health research
  28. October 12th Canadian Medical Hall of Fame/Pfizer Canada Discovery Day in Health Sciences University of Calgary part of the Bioethics of stem cell workshop
  29. Oct. 24 Lecture to CORE Students University of Calgay Guestlecture in Prof. Hovey class
  30. October 30-31, Invited by the Office of the Chief Scientist and the Science Forum Organizing Committee to speak at the Annual Health Canada Science Forum, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  31. Nov 14. University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law Torys Speakers Series. Title: Emerging science and technology law and ethics Podcast and slides
  32. Nov. 14 University of Ottawa Social justive group talk Title: Emerging science and technology and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  33. Nov 16 Ottawa Canadian Commission for UNESCO meeting
  34. Nov 24 Lecture on NBICS and the UN-Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities: Two fields impacting on Educators, Education and Students for the Ministry of Education of the Korean Government
  35. Nov. 25 South Korea talk/workshop at Graduate School Seoul, Forum for the Study of Life, Conversation on Bioethics
  36. Nov. 25 South Korea conversation on bioethics with members of association of Christan Young Medical Doctors and Nurses.
  37. Nov 26 South Korea Heart to Heart TV show
  38. Nov. 28 South Korea talk/workshop at Daegu University, South Korea
  39. Nov. 29 South Korea workshop on Bioethics at the Korean National Assembly set up by Prof. Kim Yong-Bock and hosted by National Asembly Woman Yoo Seung Hee

Lectures and Activities 2005

  1. January 10th Teaching a class at the University of Calgary Canada
  2. January 17-18th. Ottawa Canada, Boardmeeting CCU UNESCO
  3. January 26-January 30th Geneva Switzerland Global Forum for Health Research Meeting
  4. February 1. Global Health Conference in Calgary, Canada
  5. February 7th CCU meeting Ottawa Canada Bioethics consultation
  6. March 10-12th Toronto Canada AGM CCU UNESCO
  7. May 2-6 Alberta Rehabilitation Conference Kananaskis
  8. June 1th Geneva, Switzerland Preparatory meeting for Bangkok (see below)
  9. June 2nd meeting within WHO
  10. June 3-5th Geneva, Switzerland ETC board meeting
  11. June 6th Geneva, Switzerland NBIC talk to the WCC (World Council of Churches)
  12. June 7th Geneva, Switzerland NBIC talk to SouthCentre
  13. June 8th Geneva, Switzerland NBIC talk to UN agencies
  14. June 21th Boad meeting CCU Ottawa, Canada
  15. July 4th Lecture to Shad Valley students
  16. July 11th Melbourne Australia workshop on "How is sustainable human and non human development impacted by the governance of emerging technologies such as Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Information technology and Cognitive Sciences; by the concept of health, disease, disability and well being and by biological diversity?" using realtime Webcam PC MSN Messenger videocapabilities
  17. July 13 Melbourne Australia workshop on the UN Decade of Education for sustainable development using realtime Webcam PC MSN Messenger videocapabilities
  18. Sept. 5th Talk to a class at university of Calgary about risk managment and NBIC
  19. Sept 12th DALY meeting in Mumbai, India using realtime Webcam PC MSN Messenger videocapabilities
  20. Sept17-23 Bossey Seminar, Switzerland.
  21. Sept 26th Ottawa Canada Canadian Commission for UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network in Canada (ASPnet) meeting
  22. Oct. 5th Wednesday morning at 10:40- 11:30 freshman-level introduction to bioethics course, Arizona state university
  23. Oct. 5th Wednesday afternoon Foundations of bioethics" course , a graduate intro to the topic, Arizona state university
  24. October 5th Arizona state university. Bioethics in the Media
  25. October 6th. Arizona state university Lecture :"Enhancement Medicine"
  26. 12th Canadian Conference on International Health is November 5-10 Ottawa giving a BIAS free workshop together with Mary Anne Burke GFHR and Margit Eichler OISE
  27. 12th Canadian Conference on International Health is November 5-10 Ottawa giving a paper on TRANSHUMANISM, DISABLED PEOPLE AND GLOBAL HEALTH
  28. Nov. 17-18th Diversity Conference Calgary Alberta Canada
  29. November 19 & 20, 2005:"Picture This....Film Festival" jury
  30. Conference on supported employment 23rd Nov Saskatoon Canada
  31. 23rd Nov Saskatoon Canada Lecture at the University
  32. 1st December natural and social science sectorial meeting of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.

Lectures and Activities 2004

  1. January 12th. Toronto, Canada, TV Show Discovery Channel aired on August 08 in the TV show Medical Hotseat on the topic Thalidomide by Discovery Health Canada. This show deals not with the past but with the availability of thalidomide in the USA since 1998
  2. January 15-16 Ottawa Canada Canadian Commission for UNESCO Board meeting
  3. February 10-13th. Calgary Canada Disability Film Festival
  4. February 21th. Toronto Canada Pain and Suffering workshop
  5. March 2-4 University of Phoenix Arizona USA Guest lecturers Gregor Wolbring and Dan Sarewitz
    Science and Governance, Living with the Genie PAF547 Science, Technology and Public Affairs
  6. March 2-4 University of Phoenix Arizona USA Lecture: "Confined to Your Legs: Self-Identity and the Nano-Bio-Info- Cogno-Technology Revolution"
  7. March 2-4 University of Phoenix Arizona USA Guest lecture at JoAnn Williams’ IGERT Science and Society class
  8. March 2-4 University of Phoenix Arizona USA Guest lecture at Joan McGregor’s PHI/BIO 394 Bioethics class
  9. March 2-4 University of Phoenix Arizona USA Lunch Discussion with Bioethics Club
  10. March 12-13 Winnipeg CCDS meeting
  11. April 17-18 Ottaw Canada ETC meeting
  12. April 21-29 Geneva Switzerland World Council of Churches Genetic Seminar NBIC and marginalized groups
  13. May 6-8th. Halifax Canada AGM of Canadian Commission for UNESCO
  14. May 14 Red Deer Canada AGM Provincial Health Ethics Network
  15. June 2-3 Baltimore USA Tech 20/20 event invited by National Security Agency, Signals Intelligence Directorate
  16. June 4-6 San Francisco USA paneltalk confned to your legs self identity and the NBIC revoluton
  17. June 4-6 San Francisco USA workshop Nanotechnology 101
  18. June 4-6 San Francisco USA workshop on human enhancement
  19. June 4-6 San Francisco USA workshop on disabled people and reproductive rights/genetics
  20. June 15 Edmonton Canada Nanoethics meeting
  21. June 22 Calgary Canada Bioethics and disability meeting
  22. July 15 Muehlhausen Germany lecture on genetics and disability to a high school class
  23. July 23rd Calgary Canada Talk to Shad Valley students at university
  24. July 29 Edmonton University of Alberta talk and workshop
  25. August 08 in the TV show Medical Hotseat on the topic Thalidomide by Discovery Health Canada. This show deals not with the past but with the availability of thalidomide in the USA since 1998 (aired on this day)
  26. September 8-10 Winnipeg Canada DPI World Summit 2004:Diversity Within
  27. September 15-16 Boardmeeting canadian commission for UNESCO
  28. Sept 18 Calgary Chaps meeting
  29. Oct. 8th. Calgary Canada Talk at the Community Health dept of the University of Calgary Title: "Disabled people science and technology and health research"
  30. Oct. 20. Calgary, Alberta Canada Introduction to Bioethics workshop for Developmental Disabilities Resource Centre of Calgary
  31. Oct. 29/30th Rice University, Houston Texas USa Talk at Nano-days 2004
  32. Friday November 12th, 2004 Diversity and Health: Connecting Research, Policy and Practice
  33. November 16-20 Mexico City Forum 8 of the global health research forum + World Summit on Health Research; Health research to achieve the Millennium Development Goals Two papers. One titled:"Disabled people, science and technology and health research" and onother one "Research resource flow, new technologies and the 10/90 gap in health research
  34. 6-8th December Ottawa Canada Talk at CCIC Title: Disabled people , emerging technology and the south and CCU meeting

 

Lectures and Activities 2003

  1. February 12-14 Workshop on Nanomedicine in Montreal organized by SSERC http://www.regenerativemedicine.ca/nanomed/index-e.htm 
  2. March 1-3 Ottawa Canada invited to attend the AGM of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO in my function as a member of the ethics working group of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO
  3. March 20-23 Chicago USA Lecture on Social justice/Human Genome and converging technologies
  4. March 25-26 Ottawa Canada Imperatives of Biotechnology in Health Innovation. The workshop objective is to "identify the implications of current and future biotech developments for institutional structures." Participants will be asked to think of the various stages of the "value chain" from basic research through development, commercialization, and dissemination and use. Part of this workshop will focus on identifying next steps, process issues, etc.
  5. April 10-12, Tough Choices: Resource Allocation Ethics Conference, organized by the Provincial Health Ethics Network www.phen.ab.ca Banff, Alberta Canada
  6. April 13th Patient meets policy maker . Resource allocation in Health Care Meeting of the Charles Frosst Foundation for Health Care Banff Alberta Canada
  7. May 1-5rd Mexico details to follow
  8. May 9-11 meeting in New York
  9. May 12 meeting in Ottawa
  10. May 14th Member of the Jury for the National Science Fair this year in Calgary http://209.50.70.198/cwsf-currentfair.html
  11. May 23, 2003 PHEN Annual Conference 2003 will be held in Red Deer, Alberta, on Palliative care
  12. May 27th Meeting in Ottawa with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, Consultation on the International Instrument on Human Data
  13. May 28th lecture at the Faculty of Medicine University of Calgary
  14. June 2nd lecture at the Faculty of Medicine University of Calgary
  15. June 6th "Protecting Children and Decisionally-Impaired Adults in Biomedical and Behavioral Research: Is Bioethics Enough? Summer Ethics Institute National Catholic School of Social Service The Catholic University of America Washington, DC My abstract
  16. August 7 to 10, 2003 Banff New Media Institute (BNMI) Carbon versus Silicon: Thinking Small/ Thinking Fast
    Register now – registrations accepted only as long as space permits This atom-breaking summit will bring together nanotechnology researchers, members of the National Institute for Nanotechnology, applications designers, ICT researchers, social scientists and humanists, science fiction writers, new media artists, fashion designers, choreographers, architects, and designers.
  17. August 25th. meeting Foothills hospital ethics committee Calgary Canada
  18. Sept. 8-9 Boardmeeting Canadian Commission for UNESCO Ottawa
  19. Oct 2-5 Banff New Media Institute (BNMI) Skinning Our Tools: Designing for Context and Culture
    Technology and cultural designers and technology companies will contribute to the dialogue of this summit, which will be developed with the School of Creative Media, Hong Kong University and University of California, San Diego, CALIT2, and the Aboriginal New Media workshop group.
  20. Oct 12-16 WITHIN AND BEYOND THE LIMITS OF HUMAN NATURE - Working Conference on the Challenges of the New Human Genetic Technologies conference in Germany, Berlin
  21. Oct 17-19 Winnipeg Manitoba Canada CCDS meeting
  22. Oct 21 Toronto Canada 1 hour TV show Test of Faith debating human enhancement
  23. Nov. 15,16 Calgary Canada Juror Calgary Film Festival
  24. 4th December Berlin Int. student symposium
  25. 5-7 th of December Berlin Germany "Ethik und Behinderung - ein Perspektivenwechsel"
    Öffentlicher Kongress 5. - 7. Dezember 2003 in Berlin

Lectures and Activities 2002

  1. 2-4th February Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Speaker at a Youth Advocacy Conference about Why being an advocate?
  2. 1st-2nd March Winnpeg, Manitoba, Canada Canadian Centre of Disability Studies Meeting
  3. 4-7th March, Washington DC Living with the Genie;Governing the scientific and technological transformations of society in the 21th century.organized by Funders' Working Group on Emerging Technologies. I will be on the panel with the title what do we want from Science and Technology?How do scientific and technological changes influence the quality of our lives and mediate our ability to pursue "the good life" living with the genie: march 5th-7th, 2002, columbia university, nyc
  4. 18th March Edmonton Alberta Canada Talk at the Health Ethic Centre about Bioethics and Disability
  5. 22th March Vancouver British Columbia Canada Genetic and Disability conference organized by health Canada, Title: Disability rights and Science and Technology
  6. 23-24th March Vancouver British Columbia Canada General Assembly of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO Title: Science and Technology and the tyranny of the normal
  7. 11th April Calgary, Alberta, Canada Mount Royal College Title: Bioethics and Disability
  8. 22nd May Ottawa Ontario Canada Ethic group meeting of Canadian Commission for UNESCO
  9. 23-24th May Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Provincial Health Ethic Network AGM
  10. 7th June Toronto, Ontario, Canada evening Public lecture Title to be announced but around bioethic issues Talk in Toronto
  11. 8 th June Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1-2Workshops Title to be announced but around bioethic issues Talk in Toronto
  12. 21th June Ottawa Ontario, Canada Lecture on Sand T and the tyranny of normal atThe Canadian Association of Rehabilitation Professionals
  13. 13th July Germany Maria Veen
  14. 7/8th Sept. Jury duty for the Disability Film Festival Calgary, Alberta Canada
  15. 20th Sept meeting with Senator Carstairs in Calgary in my function as a boardmember of the Provincial Health Ethics Network Alberta,
  16. 16th of Oct talk on bioethics and genetic discrimination at the 6th Assembly of Disabled people International Sapporo Japan
  17. 17th of Oct talk on bioethics and quality of life assessment at the 6th Assembly of Disabled people International Sapporo Japan
  18. 17th of Oct talk on bioethics and who makes the decisions at the 6th Assembly of Disabled people International Sapporo Japan
  19. 19th talk on bioethics and disability to the research working group of Prof Ida (presently President of the UNESCO INternational Bioethics Committee) Kyoto Japan
  20. 19th of Oct a nother talks on a disability studies approach to bioethics to the Kansai regional members of the disability studies and bioethics group in Kyoto, Japan
  21. 21th of Oct Kobe Japan, a talk on biochemistry
  22. 21th Oct Kobe, Japan Topic: Why Scientist should get involved in the bioethics debate
  23. 28th Oct Calgary, Alberta, Canada presentation at International Association of Public Participation Conference 2002 Re-Valuing Public Participation Title:Bioethics and Disabled People: A
    Participatory Adventure
  24. 5th Nov Calgary Alberta Canada Guest lecture at  the Biotechnology and Society 200-level course run by Edna Einsiedel The topic is the disability perspective on genetics/diagnostics/therapy.
  25. 20th Nov: 2 Guest lectures at the disability studies dept. of Ryerson University, Toronto Canada (Webcast)
  26. 22nd in Person appearance on a show from Vision TV called Testing Faith Toronto,Canada
  27. 26-28th Nov Montreal Canada attending the UNESCO International Bioethics Committee meeting
  28. 3rd of Dec Cape Town, South Africa Title: Human Performance Enhancement: a different perspectivea
  29. 4rd of Dec Cape Town, South Africa Title: A disability rights approach to the governance of science and technology. NBIC (Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno tech) threatening the self determination of disabled people,

 

 

Lectures and activities 2001

  • Calgary, Canada 14th of February as part of Bioethics week at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary. Title: Euthanasia Why? For whom? What safeguards? Accessible

  • Chicago USA 16th of February at University of Illinois Chicago Topic Bioethics and Disability, from Genetics to Euthanasia, Accessible
  • Chicago USA 16th. of February public lecture of the Genetic Engineering Activist Network  "Farmers and Disabled people; Two peas in a pod. THis talk showed some of the commenalities Farmers and disabled people face within the debate of genetic issues,  NON ACCESSIBLE
  • Chicago USA 18th of February: at the Genetic Engineering Activist Network conference on a panel called Biocommerce. I talk about a disability percepective on Biocommerce, Accessible
  • Chicago USA 18th of February: I organized a disability panel with the title " Disability, Disease, Defect: Who is what? A Social Justice Critique of the debate use and consequences of human genetic engineering " This panel linked Genetic testing, perception of disability, internalized oppression of disabled people, voluntary Sterilisation of oppressed disabled people, wronful life suits, selective non treatment of neonatals, infanticide and Euthanasia together
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada 25th February, Unitarian Church Calgary Euthanasia: Why?For Whom?What safeguards?
  • Washington DC USA 29th of April to 1st of May on Consequences of genetic diagnostic for disabled people
  • Red Deer Alberta, Canada 25th of May 2001 AGM Provincial Health Ethic Network Accessible  Will give a workshop together with Anita Silver (USA)
  • 30th May Calgary Mount Royal College  talk to a women studies course about technology disability and perception

  • Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 21-24th of June, Society of Disabilities Studies (USA based) annual conference  Title of the conference: Democracy, Diversity and Disability  I will give two talk. One on the cultural dimension of eugenics and one on around the discriminative use of genetic technology  against disabled people

  • Uppsalla Sweden 25-29th of June Some presentation on the disability perception of the Biotech critique movement and impact of gene technology on disabled people

  • Stockholm, Sweden, 29th of June till 3rd of July meeting with thalidomiders

  • Banff, Alberta, Canada  Sept 7-9 Banff Centre of the Arts Conference title:   Smart, Sexy and Healthy: This think tank gathers able bodied and disabled designers, theorists, researchers, health care practitioners, and technology developers, to explore the capabilities of networked and immersive
    technologies to educate, heal, redefine sensory perception and experience. Issues include: Diagnostics and technologies; Extended perceptions; Integration, Cultural Differences and Health in Networked contexts. What can we learn from those with different abilities? How can we use technology to imagine another's experience, communicate and heal. This is in close association with Dr. Gregor Wolbring, University of Calgary. Unfortunately

  • 2-7th of Sept. Malaysia a variety of lectures like on a variety of bioethical issues and how they impact on disabled people; on Information and Communication Technology; disability rights; world wide projects..;
    4th Sept. on TV3 regarding Disability and ICT
    4th Sept with the DEpt. of Education Topic Inclusive Education;
    5th Sept. at Faculty of Medicine on Bioethics and Disability;
    5th Sept. at Multi Media Asia conference Title "Disabled people and ICT;
    5th Sept. at Multi Media Asia conference Title Biotechnology and ICT;
    Sept 6th talk at the disability forum conference Title Pride versus Prejudice;
    Sept 7th Public Lecture organized by the National Science Cente Title "Genetics: New Paradigms".

  • 8th in Singapore Biochemistry talk

  • 10th of Sept Ottawa Canada Meeting of the Working group on Ethics of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO

  • Oct 4-7 Emory University Emory, USA 4th Inter/National  Undergraduate Bioethics Conference Topics a)Bioethics and Disability b)Death and Dying c) Science Art and the Media

  • Oct 15th Calgary AlbertaCanada Humanist Meeting; Topic Genetics and Disability

  • Edmonton, Alberta Canada, 26th of Oct Faculty of Law a talk on "Bioethic the Law and disability"

  • Chile, 27 to 30 November 2001 International seminar: "New Technologies: Options e Impositions" Hotel Terraverde, Temuco, . I will cover the bioethics and disability part

  • Washington DC, 3-4th Dec Convergent Technologies (NBIC) for improving Human Performance Workshop organized by the National Science Foundation Title of my talk : Science and Technology and the triple D (Disease Defect Disability)

Lectures and activities 2000

  • Winnipeg, Canada, Jan.14-16. 2000. Council of Canadians with Disability meeting Workshop on Implementation of the UNESCO Declaration on Science and the use of Scientific Knowledge for the 21st Centur and it's importance for the Canadian Advocacy Scene see my link section http://www.thalidomide.ca/gwolbring/links.htm andhttp://www.thalidomide.ca/gwolbring/can.htm   Accessible Meeting in a hotel

  • Solihull, Warwickshire, UK Feb. 11-13th. 2000; Conference title: Disabled people Bioethics and Human Rights;   Presentation:Stating Our Position  Workshops:1)Documents of the UNESCO World Conference of Sciences; 2)Is it Proper Knowledge? Facilitating the Disability Perspective in Bioethics  Conclusion  SOLIHULL DECLARATION Accessible Meeting in a hotel

  • Bristol UK 14th of Feb 2000  at the University of Bristol Title: Ethics amd Disability Not accessible

  • London UK 15th of Feb 2000 at the Government Department of trade and industry about the implementation of the UNESCO World Conference on Sciences documents in the UK Accessible

  • Edmonton, Canada 29th. Feb. 2000 Faculty of Law, University of Alberta about the implementation of the UNESCO World Conference on Sciences documents and the inequality of the statement 'sex selection prohibition yes disability selection prohibition No' Accessible

  • Calgary 2nd. March 2000 Alberta Association of Rehabilitation Services  Bioethics and Disability Accessible

  • Winnipeg, Canada, 10th March 2000 Faculty of Nursing, University of Winnipeg Lecture 12:00-13:00 Topic   "Bioethics and Disability" Accessible

  • Winnipeg, Canada, 10th March 2000 Canadian Institute on Disability studies Workshop 14:00-16:00 Topic  "Bioethics and Disability"  Accessible

  • Warren New Jersey USA 13-14th March 2000eAccessible

  • Winnipeg, Canada 17-19th March 2000  workshop organized by the Council of Canadians with DisabilitiesAccessible

  • Boston, USA 24-26th March 2000, 4th Biodevastation conference Speaker and Workshop presenter   Topics "Genetics Eugenics  Animal Farm Philosophy and disability" and "The Anti Biotech and the disability movement were do they collide what do they have in common"BioDevastation2000 InAccessible

  • Ottawa, Canada 31. of March 2000 Canadian Commission for UNESCO meeting Accessible

  • Toronto, Canada April 28/29th 2000  Euthanasia Symposium A disability perspective on Euthanasia Accessible

  • Red Deer Alberta, Canada 5th of May 2000 AGM Provincial Health Ethic Network Accessible

  • Ottawa, Canada 10th May 2000 Canadian Commission for UNESCO meeting Accessible

  • Banff Arts Centre, Alberta, Canada June 2-4th 2000 Growing Things: The Cultures of Nano Tech, Bio Tech, and Eco Tech Meat Art; Title "Commodification of being; being a piece of art; transhumanism the final solution of Eugenics  Accessible

  • CHALLENGES FOR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING in the 21st century Stockholm, Sweden, 14-18 June 2000 THE CONFERENCE IS ORGANIZED BY THE International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility, (INES), This conference has no presentations by disabled people up to now which is in violation of the spirit of the UNESCO world conference on Sciences documents. I am working on it to have disabled people present at this conference. If you feel the same and if you want more info about this conference please contact damjanov@math.uni-hamburg.de or me

  • Winnipeg, Canada 23-25th of June 2000 Canadian Institute on Disability Studies Meeting Accessible

  • Minneapolis USA 30.6.-2.7.2000  Disability and genetics Accessible

  • Regina Sasketchewan Canada 24-26th Aug 2000The Millennium Symposium on Science,Society and HumanRights: Implementation of the UNESCO Declaration on Science and the use of Scientific Knowledge for the 21st Century Title: Science and the Disadvantaged; the talk is about how the UNESCO Declaration on Science and the use of Scientific Knowledge for the 21st Century can be of use to disabled people InAccessible  

  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada 17th Sept 2000 Unitarian Church of Calgary."The REAL tragedy of thalidomide"  A look at some of the important issues disabled people face today such accessibility issues and bioethical issues.  InAccessible

  • London UK, 23th September 2000 11:30-12:30 The Fifth World Congress of Bioethics Organizer of the "Disability and Ethics" session. The speakers are Rachel Hurst (UK), Sigrid Graumann (Germany), Alison Brookes (Australia), Anita Silver (USA), and myself.  accessible

  • London UK, 24th September 2000 11:30-12:30 The Fifth World Congress of Bioethics Member of the panel "Genetics: New Paradigms" The session comprises: Tom Wilkie (Chair), Gregor Wolbring, Stefan Winter, Jan Hartman, Cynthia Cohen, and Francoise Baylis. not accessible

  • Tuebingen, Germany 27th of Sept. Interfaculty Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities  Topic: Bioethics and the disabled accessible

  • Boston, USA, 5-9th of Oct 2000 Biotech and the disabled

  • Winnipeg, Canada 27-29th of Oct. 2000 Canadian Institute on Disability Studies Meeting accessible

  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 9th of Nov at the Institute of Indigenous government Indiginous people, Disabled people and the biotech debate. accessible

  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 9th of Nov at the university SFU, Communication and the biotech debate who is in the loop?accessible

  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 10th of Nov at the teach in/conference "big money Bad Science" A Citizen's Response to Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering  For Whose Benefit? Biomedical research Bio-Medical, pharmaceuticals, genetic screening, Human Genome Project. My talk will look at how the biotech debate pro and con embraces disability angles philosophies and people

  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 11th of Nov A teach in trying to look at how to learn and express and distribute better the views of disabled people  accessible

  • Ottawa, Ontario,Canada 3rd  of Dec. 2000 Biotech and the disabled accessible

  • Ottawa, Ontario,Canada 4-5th of Dec. 2000 Canadian Commission for UNESCO Annual General Meeting. I attend because the report of the membership committee to which I belong will be put forward. accessible

  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 10th of Dec. 2000 Unitarian Church Calgar Genetics: Why?For Whom?What safeguards? Not Accessible                

  • LECTURE And Activity 1999

  • BUDAPEST, HUNGARY on the 25th of June 1999; Topic: The human/equality/disability rights within bioethical issues;

  • BUDAPEST, HUNGARY on the 2th of July 1999; Topic: Bioethics philosophies and independent living philosophies where do they collide ;

  • CALGARY, CANADA July 26/27. 1999  Conference; Celebrating Diverse Approaches to Community Rehabilitation; Topic: Bioethics, Disability and Equality Rights: Is there a link between the three?; contact Ann Smith, Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies Phone

  • OTTAWA, CANADA Oct. 16 th. 1999; Conference: The Return of Thalidomide; Presentation of a musculoskeletal   study of thalidomiders

  • EDMONTON, CANADA Oct. 28-31. 1999; Canadian Bioethic Society meeting; Title: Animal Farm Philosophy; contact see my link section Conferences

Undergraduate and graduate students currently supervised by me

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Former supervised graduate students

Amy Johnston, MSc, University of Calgary (supervisor; Co-supervisor Richard Scott)

Thesis Scoping the Literature for Synthetic Biology's Envisioned Products: Identifying Potential Impacts on the Lives of Albertans 

York University (Policy asks all the time for a team of two; one the main supervisor, one the advisor)

Esther Lee, MA, York University (supervisor; Advisor Beth Heller) The Future of Staring and Staring Back: Diversity in Ableness in the Present and the Future

Laurent Parent, MA, York University (Supervisor Geoffrey Reaume; I was advisor) The Hegemony of Stairs in the Montreal Metro

Julia Gruson-Wood, MA, York University (supervisor; Advisor Nancy Viva Halifax-Davis) Hacking into high tech embodiment.

Some work of Julia ABLEISM KITSCH: THE AESTHETICS OF DISABILITY-RELATED ETHICS