Message from the Chair

By 2020, mental disorders will be the leading cause of disability on the planet. There is no longer any doubt that these disorders are among the most prevalent illnesses of our time.

I am humbled by the work that lies ahead of us, and honoured to be leading a Department that is uniquely positioned to address these challenges. The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto leads changes in medical education, clinical care and discovery in Canada. This is a responsibility we do not take lightly.

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Nov 16 Promotions Primer
Departmental | 1:00pm–4:30pm
17 – 18
Mindful Psychotherapy
Partner Hospitals | All day
Nov 24 Annual Department of Psychiatry Psychopharmacology Conference
Departmental | 8:00am–4:00pm
Dec 3 Department of Psychiatry Holiday Reception
Departmental | 6:00pm
14 – 18
Psych Refresh Course
Departmental | All day


RT : Save the date for on January 24, 2019 at ! 10am- 2 pm. Join us for a day of inspirational s…
RT : Our Annual Psychopharmacology Conference will take place Saturday, November 24, 2018! Plenary Speakers include Drs.…
RT : Save the date: Donald Wasylenki Education Day will take place February 21, 2019! We are now accepting poster abstra…
flowers on campus
Mental Health Research
U of T’s Department of Psychiatry and IAMGOLD Corporation have raised close to $2 million in three years to support research into the prevention and early detection of youth mental illness.
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