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Sherry Wasilow received her PhD in com-
munication from Carleton University
(2017), where her research addressed Cana-
dian military and media relations through
an examination of embedded reporting,
using Canada’s involvement in the
Afghanistan War as a case study. She also
holds an MA in journalism from the Uni-
versity of Texas at Austin, a graduate diplo-
ma in journalism from Concordia Universi-
ty, and a BA in political science from the
University of Calgary. Wasilow’s profession-
al background includes communicating
addiction-science research to nonscientists,
health planning and policy, and media and
legislative analysis. Wasilow investigated
the ethical and policy implications of
emerging AI and robotics technologies for
the military as a policy analyst with
Defence Research and Development Cana-
da in the Department of National Defence.
Joelle B. Thorpe received her PhD in psychology, neuroscience, and behaviour from
McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario,
Canada (2013), and has a master of science
degree in biology from Queen’s University
in Kingston, Ontario, Canada (2009). During her time as a clinical research associate
from 2014 to 2016, Thorpe developed an
interest in ethics and sat as a board member
on the Queen’s University and Affiliated
Teaching Hospitals Health Sciences
Research Ethics Board. In 2016 and 2017,
Thorpe completed a Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellowship with Defence Research and Development Canada in the
Department of National Defence, where she
investigated the ethical and policy implications of emerging human enhancement
technologies in the military. Thorpe is currently employed as a policy analyst in the
Office of the Chief Scientist at Defence
Research and Development Canada.