CCBI Director: Moira McQueen, LL.B, M.Div., Ph.D.
Dr. Moira McQueen graduated in law from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, and worked as a lawyer for several years, specializing in family law and juvenile court.
After her Master of Divinity Degree from the Faculty of Theology, University of St. Michael’s College and the Toronto School of Theology, she earned a PhD in moral theology, also from St. Michael’s. She has been teaching moral theology at the Faculty of Theology since 1994, and has written and co-authored several articles in bioethics, fundamental ethics and other areas. Her book Bioethics Matters was published by Novalis in 2008 and the revised edition in 2011. She is interested in the interdisciplinary aspects of theology, law and medicine as they apply in daily life.
Dr. McQueen was appointed Executive Director of the Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute in July, 2004. The Institute has a mandate to conduct research and education in bioethics from a Roman Catholic perspective, and pursues bioethical issues in palliative and end of life care, reproductive technologies, stem cell experimentation and regenerative medicine, genetics, mental health and other current areas.
Dr. McQueen is deeply involved in community education through CCBI’s courses in bioethics for parishes, and through training and consultancy sessions with school boards, health care institutions, priests’ seminars, conferences, lectures and media appearances.
Pope Francis appointed Dr, McQueen to the International Theological Commission in September 2014 for a five-year term to 2019.
Bridget Campion is a bioethicist and researcher with the Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute at the University of St. Michael’s College in Toronto and former Associate Dean of Studies at Sacred Heart of Peterborough. For many years she worked as a clinical ethicist in hospitals in Toronto and continues to practise as a health care ethics consultant, researching, writing, and lecturing about issues in bioethics. Her current interests include social justice and health care, particularly the social determinants of health and their effects on the wellbeing of individuals and communities.
Researcher: Father Leo Walsh, CSB
Father Leo Walsh, CSB, Professor Emeritus Moral Theology, USMC Faculty of Theology, is Pastor at St. Paul’s Church, LaSalle, Ontario and a member of the staff of the Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute.
Administration: Bambi Rutledge
Bambi Rutledge is the administrator of the Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute, a member of the Toronto Homelessness and Palliative Care Committee, and a graduate of the University of St Michael’s College in the University of Toronto.