Dept. of Psychiatry

To learn about the new and improved facilities of the Douglas Institute's brain bank, please visit the following link:

Classified as: Douglas Institute, mental health, psychiatry in the news, brain bank, Bell Canada Brian Bank
Published on: 25 Aug 2015

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:


Classified as: Mental Illness, psychiatry in the news, myth, misconception
Published on: 25 Aug 2015

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.

Classified as: Leadership, Psychiatry Residents
Published on: 21 Jul 2015

Department of Psychiatry

Message from the Chair’s Office


Date:                     June 1, 2015
Subject:               Post Graduate Program Director


Dear Colleagues,

Classified as: Post Graduate Program
Published on: 5 Jun 2015

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.

Published on: 6 May 2015

Dear Colleagues,

It is with much sadness that I communicate the passing of our esteemed colleague Frank Ervin last Friday in St Kitts. Frank was a pioneer clinician scientist, a visionary researcher, and an engaged social activist. Frank influenced the life and career of many of us. He was an excellent mentor and a source of inspiration.

Published on: 29 Apr 2015

Please follow the link below to see Dr. Karl Looper speak about MINDSTRONG, a fitness fundraising event to expand youth (ages 15-25) mental health programs at the Jewish General Hospital on Global Morning News.

Please follow the link below for more information about MINDSTRONG.

Classified as: fitness, JGH, youth mental health, Fundraising, MINDSTRONG
Published on: 23 Apr 2015

Dr. Ashok Malla and his team leads ACCESS Canada project TRAM- Transformational Research in Adolescent Mental Health. To read more about this five year and 25$ M initiative jointly funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Graham Boeckh Foundation (GBF), click the following link.

Classified as: CIHR, Graham Boeckh, Adolescent Mental Health, ACCESS, TRAM
Published on: 20 Feb 2015

A study led by Professor Debbie Moskowitz of the Department of Psychology, and co-authored by Emeritus Professor Simon Young of the Department of Psychiatry, reveals how men with smaller index fingers and longer ring fingers are nicer towards women.  To read more about the study and why, click the following links:

Classified as: psychiatry in the news
Published on: 19 Feb 2015

Graduate student Jay Olson who recently published a research paper with Professor Amir Raz is attracting positive media attention.  Jay Olson was also interviewed by The Atlantic, CBC radio, Radio-Canada International, ABC (Australian) radio, and the National Post about his research. To read more about his work, please click the following links below:

Classified as: psychiatry in the news
Published on: 11 Feb 2015

To read about the late Dr. Ted Sourkes's pioneering work on Parkinson's treatment, follow the link below:

Classified as: psychiatry in the news
Published on: 9 Feb 2015