Department of Psychiatry

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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Oct 25 Orientation Day for New Faculty
Departmental | 8:00am–5:00pm
Nov 11 Professorial Lecture: Professor Aristotle N. Voineskos
Departmental | 5:30pm–7:30pm
Nov 15 Promotions Primer
Departmental | 1:00pm–4:30pm
Nov 23 Annual Department of Psychiatry Psychopharmacology Conference
Departmental | 8:00am–4:00pm
13 – 17
Psych Refresh Course
Departmental | All day


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Mental Health Research
U of T’s Department of Psychiatry and IAMGOLD Corporation have raised close to $2.8 million in three years to support research into the prevention and early detection of youth mental illness.