Screening of psychiatric films
Thursday, November 27th, 9 pm.
Cinémathèque Québécoise (335, boul. De Maisonneuve Est.)
From 1947 to 1950, the National Film Board of Canada produced a series of 4 therapeutic films following the initiative of psychiatrists from the Allan Memorial Institute (Department of psychiatry of the McGill University and Royal-Victoria Hospital) wishing to use motion pictures in their experiments in group therapy.
Dr. Gabriella Gobbi’s recent revolutionary research, “Father Absence in the Monogamous California Mouse Impairs Social Behavior and Modifies Dopamine and Glutamate Synapses in the Medial Prefrontal Cortex” (Cerebral CORTEX, Oxford Journals) highlighting the importance of fathers in both neurobiology and behavior of offspring has been featured by numerous media outlets.
In this week’s Spotlight, we would like to highlight Dr. Simon Young who will be setting his sights on a well-deserved retirement as Emeritus Professor after 42 years with the McGill Department of Psychiatry.
Dr. Young began his productive McGill career in 1971 as a Post-Doctoral Fellow. He was appointed an Assistant Professor in 1975 and Full Professor in 1987. He has made exceptional contributions to research, teaching and administration, authoring approximately 230 referred papers and over 50 editorials and comments.