Department of Philosophy
University of Manitoba
My Interest in Business Ethics
Academic - Faculty/Staff
Areas of Interest
Me in Brief
Professor Schafer is the Director of the Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics, at the University of Manitoba. He is also a Full Professor in the Department of Philosophy and an Ethics Consultant at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg.
For ten years he was Head of the Section of Bio-Medical Ethics in the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Manitoba. He has recently served as Visiting Scholar Green College, Oxford.
Professor Schafer has received a number of awards and honours. He is a Canadian Commonwealth Scholar, Honourary Woodrow Wilson Scholar, and a Canada Council Fellow. At the University of Manitoba he has received the Stanton Teaching Excellence Award, the Campbell Award for University Outreach, and the University Teaching Service Award for Teaching Excellence.
Arthur Schafer has published widely in the fields of moral, social, and political philosophy. He is author of The Buck Stops Here: Reflections on moral responsibility, democratic accountability and military values, and co-editor of Ethics and Animal Experimentation. His CV lists more than 70 scholarly articles and book chapters, covering a wide range of topics, with a special focus on issues in professional and bio-medical ethics.
He has made several hundred conference presentations in Canada and abroad, and has written dozens of newspaper articles for The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The Winnipeg Free Press, The Medical Post, and The Sunday Times (London). Professor Schafer has been a frequent guest on CBC—radio and television, including many appearances on CBC-radio's Morningside and This Morning, As it Happens, Sunday Morning, and Cross Country Check Up; and CBC television The National, The Journal, The National Magazine, and Newsworld. He has also appeared frequently on The Discovery Network's “@Discovery.ca”, discussing ethical and value aspects of medicine, science and technology; and on the CTV, WTN, Global and Baton television networks.