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Fate of military research regulations still up in the air

Vicky Tobianah
The McGill Daily September 14, 2009

McGill University’s research policy will be updated this fall, a move that has student activists concerned about ethical regulation of future military research on campus. Initially set to appear before Senate in May 2009, review of the new research policy was postponed.

Although draft polices are not made publicly available until after the Senate review, the most recent research policy draft distributed to SSMU for consultation has removed the clauses that pertain to the review of military research. Continue Reading →

Is research ever value-free?

Considering the ethical implications of the scientific pursuit

Nikki Bozinoff
The McGill Daily September 14, 2009

Though many students at last fall’s General Assembly voted in favour of condemning military research on campus, others spoke out to oppose the motion. In an article covering the event, The Daily quoted U3 Engineering student Adam Cytrynbaum, who argued that military-funded research was not necessarily objectionable.

“Military research is done to better the people of Canada and the United States,” Cytrynbaum said. “Research is independent of what it is used for.” Continue Reading →

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