Gregor Wolbring

Gregor Wolbring, PhD

Pronouns: he/him/his

Positions

Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation

Member

Cumming School of Medicine, Office of Health and Medical Education Scholarship

Member

Office of Professionalism, Equity, and Diversity committee

Committee Member

Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Academic Director

Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Contact information

Web presence

Phone number

Home: +1 (403) 686-6179

email

Background

Biography

Dr. Gregor Wolbring is a tenured  Professor at the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine (Community Health Science, Program in Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies).  He is presently a member of the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Karlsruhe, Germany and a fellow of the Institute for Science, Society and Policy, University of Ottawa, Canada. He is a member of the Presidential Taskforce on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility (EDIA) University of Calgary.

Some of his areas of engagement are: ability studies including governance of ability expectations, disability studies, equity, diversity and inclusion, role narratives, risk narratives, governance of emerging and existing sciences and technologies (e.g.  nanoscale science and technology, molecular manufacturing, aging, longevity and immortality, cognitive sciences, neuromorphic engineering, genetics, synthetic biology, robotics, artificial intelligence, quantum technologies, machine learning, machine reasoning, automatization, brain machine interfaces, sensors), impact of science and technology on marginalized populations, especially people with disabilities the governance of bodily enhancement, sustainability issues, emergency and disaster management, environmental activism, environmental education, EcoHealth, resilience, ethics issues, health policy issues, health equity, arts, human rights and sport.

Research

Participation in university strategic initiatives

Courses

Course number Course title Semester
CORE 205 Intro to Disability Studies
CORE 542 Ethics, Technology, and Disability
CORE 547 Health Research, Emerging Technologies and Marginalized Groups

Projects

The Future of the Body in the Light of Neurotechnology

CIHR/ Era-Net Neuro

https://wolbring.wordpress.com/futurebody-the-future-of-the-body-in-the-light-of-neurotechnology/


Many unfunded projects

https://wolbring.wordpress.com/about/


Emergency Management Cycle-Centric R&D: From National Prototyping to Global Implementation

Lead Professor Yanushkevich University of Calgary

https://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/nfrf-fnfr/special/2021/call-appel-1/award_recipients-beneficiaires_du_financement-eng.aspx


Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in Research and KMb at the Interface of Science, Society and Policy”

Lead Institute for Science, Society and Policy University of Ottawa https://socialsciences.uottawa.ca/news/kmb-grants-fss-centres-and-institutes

Awards

  • Recipient of the University of Calgary 2022 Equity, Diversity and Inclusion award; Faculty and Postdoctoral Scholars category, University of Calgary. 2022
  • one of three finalist) 2020 Sustainability Award University of Calgary category Faculty Sustainability Research Award, University of Calgary. 2020
  • BHSc Research Mentor Award , Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. 2018
  • Tanis Doe award of the Canadian Disability Studies Association, Canadian Disability Studies Association. 2017
  • BHSc Research Mentor Award , Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. 2016
  • Certificate of nomination, Graduate Student Association Graduate Student supervision award. 2016
  • Certificate of nomination, Graduate Student Association Graduate Student supervision award. 2015
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies, My SupervisorSkills, GREAT Supervisor Award! , Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Calgary. 2015
  • BHSc Research Mentor Award , Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. 2014
  • Certificate of nomination, Graduate Student Association Graduate Student supervision award. 2013
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, Government of Canada. 2013
  • Faculty of Medicine McLeod award for excellence in teaching, Faculty of Medicine University of Calgary. 2011
  • 2009's 'Best' in Scholarly/Reference Category at the 2009 New York Book Show, 2009
  • Bronze Medal, IGEM. 2008
  • Council of Canadians with Disabilities, National Award, Council of Canadians with Disabilities. 1998

Publications

  • Sustainable Consumption of Healthcare: Linking Sustainable Consumption with Sustainable Healthcare and Health Consumer Discourses. Gregor A Wolbring. (2013)
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: What is the role of social workers, occupational therapists, audiologists, nurses and speech language pathologists according to academic literature and Canadian newspaper coverage? . Rochelle Deloria; Gregor A Wolbring; Valentina Villamil. 87-93. (2019)
  • Social Robots: Views of special education teachers. Gregor A Wolbring. (2015)