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Vanessa Gruben

Associate Professor, Faculty of Law; Member, Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics, University of Ottawa

Vanessa Gruben is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law. She is a member of the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics.
Canadian Health Care Is Failing Our

Canadian Health Care Is Failing Our Refugees

Because of the cuts in previous years, many walk-in clinics, pharmacies and specialists continue to deny services to refugees and refugee claimants based on the false assumption that they are not covered.
05/26/2017 04:29 EDT
Canadian Family Law Needs To Reflect Realities Of

Canadian Family Law Needs To Reflect Realities Of Surrogacy

Canada doesn't track all surrogacy arrangements, so we don't know the answers. We should. We need greater regulation of surrogacy in Canada to better protect and promote the interests of women who act as surrogates, intended parents and resulting children.
10/05/2016 06:26 EDT
What's Missing From Ontario's IVF

What's Missing From Ontario's IVF Plans

There's much to commend in the new policy; most importantly it covers all forms of infertility, regardless of sex, gender, sexual orientation or family status. The problem lies in what has not yet been addressed by the province -- critical issues that surround both publicly and privately funded IVF -- that demand attention.
10/19/2015 05:39 EDT