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  • October 18, 2023 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm


This lecture is co-presented by UHN Bioethics and the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB), and is part of the JCB Bioethics Seminar Series.

Dr. Oyedeji Ayonrinde
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
School of Medicine
Faculty of Health Sciences
Queen’s University

12:00 – Introduction and History of the Philippa Harris Lecture Series
12:10 – Introduction of the Speaker
12:15 – Speaker Presentation
1:00 – Question and Answer Period

On behalf of the UHN Department of Clinical and Organizational Ethics, I’m writing in the hope that you will be able to clear some time in your calendars to attend the 2023 Philippa Harris Annual Lecture on Bioethical Issues in Cancer Care. This year’s speaker is Dr. Oyedieji Ayonrinde, Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology at Queen’s University. He is the Clinical Director for Community Mental Health Programs for Providence Care. He will be speaking on Equitable Cancer Care for Those Experiencing Severe Mental Illness. Here is a recent piece about his clinical work with and advocacy for this population: Navigating the complexities of cancer and severe mental illness | Faculty of Health Sciences | Queen’s University (

The Philippa Harris lecture was established by Mr. and Mrs. Bill and Pat Harris in 1981 to celebrate the life of their daughter, Pippa, who died from cancer at the age of twenty. The lecture is shared between the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, the UHN Bioethics Program, and the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics.