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Alana  Cattapan  - Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK, CA

Alana Cattapan Alana  Cattapan

Assistant Professor | Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan

Saskatoon, SK, CANADA

Alana Cattapan researches women's engagement in public policy making, focusing on health and reproductive biotechnologies

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Biography

Alana Cattapan is an Assistant Professor at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan. A longtime feminist researcher and activist, she studies women’s participation in policy making, identifying links between the state, the commercialization of the body, biotechnologies, and reproductive labour.

She is also collaborating on research initiatives related to gender, law, and public policy including projects on gender and public engagement in Canada, altruism in clinical trial participation, and feminist approaches to the digital humanities.

As an educator, she is committed to critical pedagogy and the recognition of diverse learning styles. Her work on Wikipedia as a site of feminist pedagogy is the subject of articles in Feminist Teacher and York University’s Alumni magazine.

Areas of Expertise (7)

Public Policy Reproductive Technologies Women's Health Canadian Politics Feminism & Gender Studies Health Law & Policy Bioethics and the Law

Education (3)

York University: Ph.D., Political Science 2015

University of Toronto: M.A., Political Science and Women's Studies 2007

University of Ottawa: B. Soc. Sc., Political Science and Women's Studies 2006

Affiliations (2)

  • Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women
  • Gender and Women's Studies (Dalhousie University)

Languages (1)

  • French

Media Appearances (7)

Sex-Selective Abortion is About More than Wishing for Male Children

TVO.org  online

2016-04-19

Commentary on sex-selective abortion in Ontario

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The Trouble with Paying for Sperm

The Toronto Star  print

2016-04-09

Commentary on the cross-border semen trade and relevant Canadian regulation. (w/ Françoise Baylis)

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The Curious Case of Informed Consent for Egg Donation

BMJ: Journal of Medical Ethics Blog  online

2016-03-17

Commentary on original research project on Canadian consent forms for egg donation

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Don’t Commercialize Women’s Bodies

Montreal Gazette  print

2016-03-12

Letter to the editor about the commercialization of surrogacy (w/ Françoise Baylis)

Ontario Should Focus on Preventing Infertility Instead of Treating It

Healthydebate.ca  online

2015-11-15

Commentary on the funding of IVF in Ontario

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Why Ontario's IVF Funding Structure is Not the Answer

TVO.org  online

2015-10-26

Commentary on the public funding of IVF in Ontario

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Limited Funding for IVF Does Not Go Far Enough

The Toronto Star  print

2015-04-15

Commentary on the public funding of IVF in Ontario

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Articles (12)

Good Eggs? Evaluating Consent Forms for Egg Donation Journal of Medical Ethics

2016-03-07

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Patient Decision Making on the Disposition of Surplus Cryopreserved Embryos in Canada Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada

2016-01-01

w/ Ashley Doyle

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Frozen in Perpetuity? ‘Abandoned Embryos’ in Canada Reproductive Biomedicine and Society Online

2015-12-01

w/ Françoise Baylis

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Of Research and Reproduction: Defining Embryo Research in Canada Monash Bioethics Review

2015-12-01

w/ Dave Snow

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Contesting Estimates of Cryopreserved Embryos in the United States Nature Biotechnology

2015-09-08

w/ Dave Snow and Françoise Baylis

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Social Egg Freezing: Risk, Benefits and Other Considerations Canadian Medical Association Journal

2016-04-13

w/ Angel Petropanagos, Françoise Baylis, and Art Leader

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Notions of Harm in Canadian Law: Addressing Exposures to Household Chemicals as Reproductive Torts Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law

2015-01-01

w/ Roxanne Mykitiuk and Mark Pioro

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Risky Business: Surrogacy, Egg Donation, and the Politics of Exploitation Canadian Journal of Law and Society

2014-12-01

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Breaking the Ice: Young Feminist Scholars of Reproductive Politics Reflect on Egg Freezing International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics

2014-11-01

w/ Katie Hammond, Jennie Haw, and Lesley Tarasoff

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Rhetoric and Reality: ‘Protecting’ Women in Canadian Public Policy on Assisted Human Reproduction Canadian Journal of Women and the Law

2013-11-01

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The Devil We Know: The Implications of Bill C-38 for Assisted Human Reproduction in Canada Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada

2013-07-01

w/ Sara Cohen

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(Re)Writing ‘Feminism in Canada’: Wikipedia in the Feminist Classroom Feminist Teacher

2012-01-01

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