Maria McDonald, BComm, JD, MHSc (Bioethics)
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law and Associate Member, IMS Graduate Faculty, University of Toronto
Maria McDonald is a consultant in bioethics and health law. She has worked as a bioethicist in rehabilitation, and has over 15 years of experience as a member of Research Ethics Boards. Since 2007, she has been the Course Lead for "Legal Approaches to Bioethics" in the MHSc Program in Bioethics at the Joint Centre for Bioethics, and is appointed Adjunct Professor to the Faculty of Law and the Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto. In 2008, she received the Graduate Course Lecturer Award from the Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto.
Maria earned her Bachelor of Commerce and Finance at the University of Toronto and her Juris Doctor at Osgoode Hall Law School. After practicing law for seven years on behalf of injured people, Maria continued developing her interest in health law and bioethics as a member and Vice-Chair on the Research Ethics Board of St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. In 2005, Maria received a MHSc in Bioethics and in 2007, completed a postgraduate Clinical Ethics Fellowship, both at the University of Toronto.