Her experience is in healthcare, management and public sector ethics, along with ethics education.
She is director of the Centre for Clinical Ethics, director of Spiritual Care and Mission at St. Joseph’s Health Centre and director of Spiritual Care at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.
A former faculty member in Concordia’s Department of Theological Studies, Markwell also served as the chaplain at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. She is now an assistant professor in the University of Toronto’s Department of Anaesthesia.
She holds a doctorate in Christian ethics from Saint Paul’s University in Ottawa and PhD in theology from the University of Ottawa.
The Loyola Public Lecture Series on Ethics in Society was inaugurated in 2009 by the Jesuits in English Canada in collaboration with Concordia to recall and continue the Loyola College legacy of Jesuit higher education. This is the fifth Loyola Public Lecture.