The Council says that Professor Baylis is “renowned for her academic research in healthcare ethics at the intersection of policy and practice” and that “her advocacy and activism are grounded in a commitment to ‘make the powerful care.'” She has written on a wide range of topics in biomedical ethics, and is the author of Altered Inheritance: CRISPR and the Ethics of Human Genome Editing (Harvard University Press, 2019). You can learn more about her research here and here.
The Molson Prize is $50,000. It is awarded annually to two persons—one in the arts and the other in the social sciences or humanities—who have “distinguished themselves by their outstanding achievements.”
Baylis last year won the Council’s Killam Prize for the Humanities ($100,000).
You can read an interview with her here.