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Adjunct Professor of Disability Ethics, John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre, University of Alberta

Heidi Janz is a Core Faculty Member and Adjunct Professor with the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre at the University of Alberta. Her areas of specialization include Disability Ethics, Critical Disability Studies, and Research-Based Drama. She is also the Chair of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities, Ending-of-Life Ethics Committee. In her “other life,” she is a writer/playwright and filmmaker. Her creative work focuses on making the experiences of people with disabilities accessible to audiences made up of both people with disabilities and people who are temporarily able-bodied. Heidi Janz also has cerebral palsy.

Experience

  • –present
    Adjunct Professor of Disability Ethics, John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre, University of Alberta

Education

  • 2003 
    University of Alberta, PhD / English (Representations of Disability in literature)