CCBI Director: Moira McQueen, LL.B, M.Div., Ph.D.
Dr. Moira Mary 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 graduated with a PhD in moral theology, also from St. Michael’s. She has been teaching moral theology at St Michael’s Graduate Faculty of Theology in the University of Toronto since 1994, and has written and co-authored many articles and book chapters in bioethics, fundamental ethics and other areas. Her book Bioethics Matters was updated and republished in 2011 and she is currently working on a book on moral distinctions.
Dr McQueen was appointed Executive Director of the Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute in July, 2004. The Institute, chaired by Cardinal Collins, 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, transgender issues and other current areas.
As Executive Director, she is deeply involved in community education through CCBI’s courses in bioethics for parishes across the country, and through lecturing and consultancy sessions with school boards, health care institutions, priests’ seminars, conferences, and through media appearances. She is frequently consulted by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.
In September, 2014, Pope Francis appointed her for a five year term to the International Theological Commission, a 30-member Vatican advisory body within the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith. She was the Canadian lay representative at the Second Synod on Marriage and the Family at the Vatican in October, 2015.
Moira and her husband Matthew have seven children and, to date, 10 grandchildren.
Last but not least, she was the founding President of the Serra Club of Halton in 2012, and is the incoming President of the Serra Canada Council.
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.
Dr. Lamb is a Registered Nurse, Bioethicist and Health Scientist. With a background in pediatric oncology nursing and clinical ethics, Dr. Lamb has worked extensively in health care practice settings. A graduate of the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing’s Doctorate in Nursing Philosophy program, Dr. Lamb’s doctoral stream of specialization is in education. Dr. Lamb’s doctoral research consisted of an interpretive phenomenological study exploring nurses’ lived experiences of conscientious objection. Her program of research focuses on conscience-based health care education and practice and she supports nurses and health care professionals to address their ethical issues in practice settings. Dr. Lamb’s areas of research consist of: nursing, bioethics, philosophy of nursing and education, pediatric and Global Health populations.
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.
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.