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Ian Stedman

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School of Public Policy and Administration

Assistant Professor

Email: istedman@yorku.ca

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Ian Stedman is an Assistant Professor, Canadian Public Law and Governance in the School of Public Policy and Administration. After being called to the bar of Ontario in 2009, Ian practiced law in the private sector before moving to the public sector where he advised public officials about their ethical and legal obligations. His expertise in public sector governance, particularly in relation to ethics and accountability, accordingly, underscores much of his academic work.

Ian's research program is focused both on the law of public sector governance and accountability and also on bringing that literature to bear on the regulation of innovative and emerging technologies (particularly in healthcare).

Being a person with a rare disease, Ian also advocates for the rare disease community and has a growing research program focusing on the technologies and policies driving greater personalization in healthcare. During his doctorate, Ian held the inaugural research fellowship in Artificial Intelligence Law & Ethics at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children’s Centre for Computational Medicine. He subsequently held a post-doctoral fellowship researching the Governance of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare at Dr. Rebecca Pillai Riddell’s Opportunities to Understanding Childhood Hurt (OUCH) Lab, at York University.

Ian serves as a legal member on the REB at SickKids and is a member of both SickKids’ Artificial Intelligence in Medicine for Kids Task Force and York University’s A.I. and Society Task Force. Ian’s work in the area of law and technology earned him the IP Osgoode David Vaver Medal for Excellence in IP Law in 2020.

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Degrees

Honours B.A. (Philosophy), University of Western Ontario
M.A. (Philosophy), York University
LL.B., University of Alberta
LL.M., University of Toronto
Ph.D. (Law), Osgoode Hall Law School

Professional Leadership

2020-present: CIHR Institute of Genetics’ Pan-Canadian Genomic Consent Project, Legal Member of Working Group.
2018-present: SickKids’ Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Task Force (AIM), Member of Translation group (focused on translating AI into research and clinical practice).
2018-present: York University Artificial Intelligence and Society Task Force, Committee Member.
2018-present: My Studies (the research platform for RareConnect.org), Steering Committee Legal Lead.

Community Contributions

2019-present: European Union’s Rare2030 Project, Panel of Experts, Member of Data & Registries subgroup.
2016-present: Research Ethics Board, Hospital For Sick Children (SickKids), Legal Member.
2017-18: Government of Ontario, Rare Disease Implementation Plan Steering Committee: Access to Genomic Diagnosis Sub-Group, Member.
2015-18: Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders, Board of Directors and Chair, Audit Committee.
2014-18: Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee, City of Markham.

Research Interests

Law and Justice , Governance, Public Sector Ethics & Accountability, Rare Disease Policy, Healthcare Technologies
Book Chapters

Publication
Year

“Ethical Lawyering and Artificial Intelligence” in G. D’Agostino, C. Piovesan & A. Gaon eds., Leading Legal Disruption: Artificial Intelligence and a Toolkit for Lawyers and the Law (Thomson Reuters Canada) – forthcoming.

2021

“Ethics Commissions.” in I. Greene & D. Shugarman, eds., Honest Politics Now: What Ethical Conduct means in Canadian Public Life, Second Edition. (Toronto, ON: Lorimer, 2017), pp. 124-153 (first author, 90% contribution) Co-authored by Ian Greene.

2017

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

"From Clinic to Computer and Back Again: Practical Considerations When Designing and Implementing Machine Learning Solutions for Pediatrics" (co-authored with Sujay Nagaraj, Vinyas Harish, Liam G McCoy, Felipe Morgado, Stephen Lu, Erik Drysdale, Michael Brudno, and Devin Singh) Current Treatment Options in Pediatrics

2020

“Human Germline Genome Editing is Illegal in Canada, But Could it be Desirable for Some Members of the Rare Disease Community?” (50/50 with Erika Kleiderman, Centre of Genomics and Policy, McGill University, Canada) Journal of Community Genetics

2020

“A Call to Action: Moving Forward with Canadian Artificial Intelligence Policy” (50/50 with Aviv Gaon, Professor, IDC Herzliya, Israel) Alberta Law Review, July 2019, Vol 56, Iss 4, p. 1137.

2019

“Everything Under One Roof: Canada’s evolving model of Parliamentary Ethics”. Jindal Global Law Review, April 2018, Vol 9, Iss 1, pp. 109-129.

2018

“Harnessing the Twittersphere: How using Social Media can Benefit Government Ethics Offices.” Canadian Public Administration, May 2018, Vol 61, Iss S1, pp. 79-101.

2018


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2020 GS/DMGM5120 1.5 A Canadian Administrative Law and Ethics LECT
Fall 2020 AP/PPAS2200 3.0 A Communities and Public Law LECT
Fall 2020 AP/PPAS4190 3.0 A Ethics and the Public Service SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/PPAS2200 3.0 N Communities and Public Law LECT
Winter 2021 AP/PPAS3000 3.0 M Politics Policy & Law of Minority Rights LECT


Ian Stedman is an Assistant Professor, Canadian Public Law and Governance in the School of Public Policy and Administration. After being called to the bar of Ontario in 2009, Ian practiced law in the private sector before moving to the public sector where he advised public officials about their ethical and legal obligations. His expertise in public sector governance, particularly in relation to ethics and accountability, accordingly, underscores much of his academic work.

Ian's research program is focused both on the law of public sector governance and accountability and also on bringing that literature to bear on the regulation of innovative and emerging technologies (particularly in healthcare).

Being a person with a rare disease, Ian also advocates for the rare disease community and has a growing research program focusing on the technologies and policies driving greater personalization in healthcare. During his doctorate, Ian held the inaugural research fellowship in Artificial Intelligence Law & Ethics at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children’s Centre for Computational Medicine. He subsequently held a post-doctoral fellowship researching the Governance of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare at Dr. Rebecca Pillai Riddell’s Opportunities to Understanding Childhood Hurt (OUCH) Lab, at York University.

Ian serves as a legal member on the REB at SickKids and is a member of both SickKids’ Artificial Intelligence in Medicine for Kids Task Force and York University’s A.I. and Society Task Force. Ian’s work in the area of law and technology earned him the IP Osgoode David Vaver Medal for Excellence in IP Law in 2020.

Degrees

Honours B.A. (Philosophy), University of Western Ontario
M.A. (Philosophy), York University
LL.B., University of Alberta
LL.M., University of Toronto
Ph.D. (Law), Osgoode Hall Law School

Professional Leadership

2020-present: CIHR Institute of Genetics’ Pan-Canadian Genomic Consent Project, Legal Member of Working Group.
2018-present: SickKids’ Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Task Force (AIM), Member of Translation group (focused on translating AI into research and clinical practice).
2018-present: York University Artificial Intelligence and Society Task Force, Committee Member.
2018-present: My Studies (the research platform for RareConnect.org), Steering Committee Legal Lead.

Community Contributions

2019-present: European Union’s Rare2030 Project, Panel of Experts, Member of Data & Registries subgroup.
2016-present: Research Ethics Board, Hospital For Sick Children (SickKids), Legal Member.
2017-18: Government of Ontario, Rare Disease Implementation Plan Steering Committee: Access to Genomic Diagnosis Sub-Group, Member.
2015-18: Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders, Board of Directors and Chair, Audit Committee.
2014-18: Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee, City of Markham.

Research Interests

Law and Justice , Governance, Public Sector Ethics & Accountability, Rare Disease Policy, Healthcare Technologies

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

“Ethical Lawyering and Artificial Intelligence” in G. D’Agostino, C. Piovesan & A. Gaon eds., Leading Legal Disruption: Artificial Intelligence and a Toolkit for Lawyers and the Law (Thomson Reuters Canada) – forthcoming.

2021

“Ethics Commissions.” in I. Greene & D. Shugarman, eds., Honest Politics Now: What Ethical Conduct means in Canadian Public Life, Second Edition. (Toronto, ON: Lorimer, 2017), pp. 124-153 (first author, 90% contribution) Co-authored by Ian Greene.

2017

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

"From Clinic to Computer and Back Again: Practical Considerations When Designing and Implementing Machine Learning Solutions for Pediatrics" (co-authored with Sujay Nagaraj, Vinyas Harish, Liam G McCoy, Felipe Morgado, Stephen Lu, Erik Drysdale, Michael Brudno, and Devin Singh) Current Treatment Options in Pediatrics

2020

“Human Germline Genome Editing is Illegal in Canada, But Could it be Desirable for Some Members of the Rare Disease Community?” (50/50 with Erika Kleiderman, Centre of Genomics and Policy, McGill University, Canada) Journal of Community Genetics

2020

“A Call to Action: Moving Forward with Canadian Artificial Intelligence Policy” (50/50 with Aviv Gaon, Professor, IDC Herzliya, Israel) Alberta Law Review, July 2019, Vol 56, Iss 4, p. 1137.

2019

“Everything Under One Roof: Canada’s evolving model of Parliamentary Ethics”. Jindal Global Law Review, April 2018, Vol 9, Iss 1, pp. 109-129.

2018

“Harnessing the Twittersphere: How using Social Media can Benefit Government Ethics Offices.” Canadian Public Administration, May 2018, Vol 61, Iss S1, pp. 79-101.

2018


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2020 GS/DMGM5120 1.5 A Canadian Administrative Law and Ethics LECT
Fall 2020 AP/PPAS2200 3.0 A Communities and Public Law LECT
Fall 2020 AP/PPAS4190 3.0 A Ethics and the Public Service SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/PPAS2200 3.0 N Communities and Public Law LECT
Winter 2021 AP/PPAS3000 3.0 M Politics Policy & Law of Minority Rights LECT