“MAiD in the Overlap of Psychiatry and Law” - Lecture by Medical and Legal Experts 

September 5, 2024
“MAiD in the Overlap of Psychiatry and Law” - Lecture by Medical and Legal Experts 



Kinsella Auditorium, MMH

St. Thomas University 


Dr. Sephora Tang and the Hon. Graydon Nicholas will deliver, “MAiD in the Overlap of Psychiatry and Law: How Legislation on Euthanasia is Hurting our Most Vulnerable,” a lecture that seeks to understand the social implications of medical assistance in dying. 


Dr. Sephora Tang is an expert witness to the Canadian Senate on Medical Assistance in Dying. She is a clinical psychiatrist and assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Ottawa. 


The Hon. Graydon Nicholas is a former Judge, Wolastoqey Elder, Lieutenant Governor, and firm supporter of our right to life. He is STU’s Chancellor and Endowed Chair in Native Studies. 


About Dr. Sephora Tang 

Dr. Sephora Tang completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of New Brunswick before completing her Doctorate in Medicine and Postgraduate Residency training in psychiatry at the University of Ottawa. She works at the Ottawa Hospital as a psychiatrist in outpatient mental health services.  As an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa, she has been engaged in medical education at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Since 2023 she has been the Program Director of the Psychiatry Residency Training Program at the University of Ottawa after having served for three years as the Psychiatry Postgraduate Site Education Director at the Ottawa Hospital, General Campus. Her clinical interests include combining psychopharmacology with the art of psychotherapy, and treatment approaches to complex trauma. Her clinical experiences have led her to become an advocate for access to quality medical and mental healthcare for vulnerable and marginalized people. She has appeared as an expert witness before the Canadian Senate and the Ontario Provincial Parliament on issues pertaining to the practice of medicine and psychiatry in Canada. She currently serves as a Council Member of the Ontario Psychiatric Association, and has an appointment as a clinician investigator at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) in the Neuroscience Program.