2006 Massey Lecture Honoree Participates in Collaboration at Work
2006 Massey Lecturer and Founding Director of the McGill Center for Medicine Ethics and Law, Margaret Somerville, joined the Collaboration at Work forum on November 3, 2006. Somerville, noted international ethicist and author of The Ethical Imagination, presented the 2006 Massey Lectures.
The Massey Lectures are a prestigious annual event in Canada in which a noted Canadian or international scholar gives a week-long series of lectures on a political, cultural or philosophical topic. Some of the most famous Massey Lecturers have included Northrop Frye, Noam Chomsky, Jane Jacobs, John Ralston Saul, and Martin Luther King, Jr. They were created in 1961 to honor Vincent Massey, Governor General of Canada.
Spring 2006: Collaboration at Work: Focus on Ethics, Mindfulness and Mobbing.
On May 5th 2006, Collaboration at Work, the emerging think-tank on ethics, dispute resolution and workplace justice, convened 35 experts to explore theory to practice applications for workplace issues.
Special guests included:
David Callahan, author of The Cheating Culture
Ellen Langer, professor at Harvard and author of Mindfulness
Noa Davenport co-author of Mobbing: Emotional abuse in the workplace.
The group grappled with ongoing workplace issues raised by these guests and other participants. Particular emphasis focused on the issues of bullying and mobbing in the workplace. Discussants explored the phenomenon as it occurs internationally and grappled with the potential positive and negative impacts of labeling such behavior and strategies that might curb such behavior.
The next program is scheduled for November 3, 2006.