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Project Love: Mental Health and Well-Being in Montreal by Dr. Rob Whitley

Project Love is a collective of scholars based at McGill University whose mission is to (i) spread love on the streets of Montreal and beyond; (ii) better understand the nature of love and its impact on mental health and well-being (iii) combat the epidemic of loneliness and isolation plaguing many people. See their blog https://projectlove2016.wordpress.com or contact them at projectlovemcgill [at] gmail [dot] com

Published on : 11 Feb 2016

Dr. Mark Brandon and Dr. Sylvia Villeneuve awarded Canada Research Chairs

Dr. Mark Brandon and Dr. Sylvia Villeneuve are among the twenty-five outstanding McGill researchers being awarded Canada Research Chairs. For more information, visit the following link: http://publications.mcgill.ca/reporter/2016/02/25-canada-research-chairs-for-mcgill/

Published on : 10 Feb 2016

Obituary- Dr. Duncan Pedersen (1939-2016)

We are very saddened to annouce the passing of Dr. Duncan Pedersen, our dear colleague and friend. Dr. Pedersen had a sudden illness while in Chile for work on a project in Global Mental Health and passed away on January 27, 2016 . Our thoughts go out to his family and loved ones at this difficult time. Details for his memorial will be circulated as they are finalized.

Published on : 29 Jan 2016

Arabic-Speaking Psychiatrists

Dear Colleagues, As you  know, Quebec is expecting the arrival of thousands of Syrian refugees over the next several weeks. We are anticipating that some of these refugees may eventually need specialized mental health services. CCS and allied programs are willing to help, but we need to organize a list of Arabic-speaking psychiatrists who could be approached in time of need.

Classified as : Faculty
Published on : 16 Dec 2015

Mental Health in Newfoundland video- Dr. Robert Whitley

Dr. Robert Whitley and his team, Recovery Advocacy Documentary Action Research (RADAR) group, released a video titled Newfoundland Notions: In Search of the Good Life.   The film can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRE-VFzIJ-c See mention of the short film on CBC news here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/mental-health-newfoundland-1.3361419

Published on : 15 Dec 2015

Awards Night 2015

Dear Residents and Faculty, The Resident Awards Night took place at the Thomson House on November 10th. I would like to thank the MPRA and the Department of Psychiatry for making this a special evening where we were able to honor Faculty and Resident achievements. Congratulations to the 2015 recipients of our annual Residents’ Awards:   Faculty Awards: Dr. Carmella Roy - Best Clinical Supervisor for Senior residents Dr. Robert Biskin - Best Clinical Supervisor for Junior residents Dr. Nicola Casacalenda - Best Resident Advocate

Published on : 13 Nov 2015

Global Mental Health at McGill

To read Dr. Duncan Pedersen and Dr. Laurence J. Kirmayer's editorial for McGillReporter, please click the following link: http://publications.mcgill.ca/reporter/2015/10/global-mental-health-at-mcgill-advancing-a-social-cultural-and-ecosystemic-view/  

Published on : 13 Oct 2015

Department of Psychiatry Newsletter - Summer/Fall 2015

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Published on : 28 Sep 2015

Obituary - Dr. Maurice Dongier (1925-2015)

Dongier, Maurice, 1925 - 2015 Dr. Maurice Dongier died peacefully in Montreal on September 19, 2015. He is survived by his wife Suzanne, his four children, Pierre, François, Isabelle, Philippe and their families, his brother Michel, his sister-in-law Geneviève and their families. He will also be missed by many colleagues and friends.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students, Obituary
Published on : 24 Sep 2015

In the News: Douglas Institute's Brain Bank Shows off New Facilities

To learn about the new and improved facilities of the Douglas Institute's brain bank, please visit the following link: http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/douglas-intitute-s-brain-bank-shows-off-new-facilities-1.2531409. 

Published on : 25 Aug 2015

In the News: Dr. Rob Whitley on the Myth of Mental Illness and Violence

To read more about what Dr. Rob Whitley has to say about the misconception that people with mental illness are prone to violence, please visit the following link: http://montrealgazette.com/health/opinion-its-a-misconception-that-people-with-mental-illness-are-prone-to-violence  

Published on : 25 Aug 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Annie Trepanier and Dr. Aris Hadjinicolaou!

Dear psychiatry residents and faculty members, Please join me in applauding two of our residents who have assumed very important leadership roles. On behalf of myself and our residency program I heartily congratulate Dr. Annie Trepanier, an R5 in our program, for taking on the role of president of the Federation of Medical Residents of Quebec and Dr. Aris Hadjinicolaou for stepping up as president of the Association of Residents of McGill.

Published on : 21 Jul 2015

Dr. Tourian appointed as Post Graduate Program Director

Department of Psychiatry Message from the Chair’s Office   Date:                     June 1, 2015Subject:               Post Graduate Program Director   Dear Colleagues,

Published on : 05 Jun 2015

Associate Chair of Education

Dear Colleagues, Please join me in expressing our appreciation to Dr. Dara Charney for her hard work and outstanding service as Associate Chair of Education and Chair of the Departmental Promotions Committee. Her term ended on April 30, 2015. As Associate Chair, Dr. Charney was responsible for the department’s educational mission and supervision of Undergraduate, Graduate and Post-Graduate Medical Education/Residency Programs. Her organization, insight, and commitment have played a large role in our department’s thriving educational mission.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 06 May 2015