FEB 7 – FREE Webinar – Doing small things with great love: A Tribute to PSWs
In this FREE webinar, Cory will reflect on the vital role of personal support workers in holistic healing. Drawing from his experience as an academic and as a caregiver who knows the value of PSWs firsthand, he will discuss what is at the root of – and what may very well drive – caregiving: vulnerability, dignity, empathy, compassion, and presence.
Cory Andrew Labrecque, PhD, is professor of bioethics and theological ethics, and the inaugural chair of educational leadership in the ethics of life at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at Université Laval in Quebec City, where he is vice-dean and director of graduate programs in theology. He previously served as the Raymond F. Schinazi Scholar in bioethics and religious thought, director of Catholic Studies, and the director of graduate programs in bioethics at Emory University in Atlanta. Cory earned a BSc in anatomy and cell biology, an MA in religious studies with specialization in bioethics, and a PhD in religious ethics at McGill. Cory’s teaching and research examine how the Abrahamic religions—with a focus on the Roman Catholic tradition—approach ethical issues in medicine, biotechnology, and the environment. He is especially interested in the context of aging, end-of-life ethics, and understandings of personhood. He is vice-president of the National Committee for Ethics and Ageing (Quebec) and is corresponding member of the Pontifical Academy for Life. Cory is married to Lisa, a kindergarten teacher; they have two young children.