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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Jan 24 Mindfest
Departmental | All day
Feb 21 Donald Wasylenki Education Day
Departmental | 8:30am
Apr 5 University of Toronto Future of Psychotherapy Conference 2019
Departmental | 8:30am–4:45pm
May 10 Measuring Up - The 4th Annual Continuing Professional & Practice Development Day (CPPD Day)
Departmental | 8:00am–4:00pm
Jun 20 Annual Department Dinner and Graduation Ceremony
Departmental | 5:30pm–9:30pm


RT : Most doctors bring medicine to cure sick children’s bodies but this one doctor brings toys to heal their souls.
RT : TY MPP for taking the time to meet with today at Queen's Park to discuss challenges…
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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