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February 8, 2018

Weekly Departmental Announcements, Events & Opportunities


If you are considering submitting an application to the Post-MD Medical Humanities Education Matching Fund, please be aware that all prospective applicants must submit their proposals for internal review in order to be considered for matching funds by the Department of Psychiatry. Applications are due March 5, 2018.

An election for one teaching staff seat, to represent Constituency V on the Governing Council, will be held between Monday, February 5, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. and Friday, February 16, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. One of our own colleagues, Dr. Sonu Gaind is running!

The Department will grant merit-based awards to support the professional development of full-time faculty members of the Department. Click here to learn more about the Academic Scholar Awards.

The PSI Foundation has announced the Letter of Intent (LOI) process for the 2018 PSI Mental Health funding stream.

Senior Promotions: If you currently hold an academic appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor and wish to apply for promotion to the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the 2018-2019 cycle, please click here to learn more.


Past Announcements

Dr. Gail Robinson has been inducted into the Order of Canada.

PPRNet is seeking practising psychotherapists to participate in a CIHR funded study on therapeutic alliance. Click here to learn more.

Applications are being sought for the 2018/9 Gord Downie Brain Tumor Fellowship Award. This is a one-year Fellowship made available through the Sunnybrook Foundation in recognition of Gord Downie, the late lead singer of Canada’s iconic rock band The Tragically Hip.

Call for submissions for the Mary Seeman Humanities Award 2018. Click here to learn more.

Nominations for the Helen P. Batty Awards for Excellence and Achievement in Faculty Development are due February 12, 2018! Click here to learn more.

Click here to view the list of recipients of the Department of Psychiatry 2017 Academic Scholar Awards.

Check out this short MPA video for Bell Let's Talk Day, showcasing the impact of MPA programs on integrated healthcare for youth.

Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) is excited to release the Sharing Together Full Report: Developing an evidence priority agenda for Ontario’s mental health, substance use, and addictions system.

Workman Arts is accepting applications for site-specific performance work as a part of
the Rendezvous with Madness Festival from October 10 – 21, 2018.

Dr. Rajeevan Rasasingham has been appointed Chair of the Global Psychiatry Committee for the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.


Career Opportunities

Departmental/U of T

Hospital Partners

Adult Psychiatrists (2)
Humber River Hospital

Staff Psychiatrist (Adult Mental Health)
Trillium Health Partners

Mount Sinai Hospital & Bridgepoint Active Healthcare clinical sites

Early and Mid-career Clinician Scientists (Discovery Fund)

Psychiatrists (6 positions available)
St. Joseph's Health Centre

Addictions and Concurrent Disorders, Primary Care Physician
Trillium Health Partners

Full-time or Part-time Psychiatrists with specialities in Adult, Seniors or Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Trillium Health Partners


Psychiatrist (Full-time, Permanent) 
S.T.A.R.T. Clinic for Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Outpatient Child Psychiatry Position
Kindercare Pediatrics

Medical Director Addiction Medicine
Bellwood Health Services Inc.

Psychiatrist- Addiction Medicine
Bellwood Health Services Inc.

Multiple Psychiatry Opportunities
Inner City Health Associates

MEET Faculty or Resident Teacher
University of Toronto, MD Program & Medical Psychiatry Alliance

In the News

New Toronto research hub to focus on developmental disabilities and mental illness
CBC News
Featuring Dr. Yona Lunsky

Is it ever ethical for doctors to diagnose patients they haven’t examined?
Featuring Dr. Benoit Mulsant

As advocates push for more to shelter homeless, council votes to review supports and keep respite centres open longer
The Toronto Star
Featuring Dr. Michaela Beder

Advocates 'alarmed' by conditions in emergency drop-ins
The Toronto Star
Featuring Dr. Michaela Beder

Let’s Talk about culturally sensitive treatments for depression
The Conversation
Featuring Dr. Yusra Ahmad

I'm a psychiatrist and I really want you to try diagnosing Donald Trump's stability
National Post
Featuring Dr. Tom Ungar

What does the future hold for the war on Alzheimer’s?
The Globe and Mail
Featuring Dr. Benoit Mulsant

CAMH responds to criticism about how donation will be used
CBC Radio
Featuring Dr. Catherine Zahn

Expert Perspective: Link Between Depression and Mortality in Cancer Patients
Psychiatry Advisor
Featuring Dr. Gary Rodin

Should I take away my daughter’s phone for the sake of her mental health?
The Globe and Mail
Featuring Dr. Carolyn Boulos

Province should fund psychotherapy by non-doctors, says provincial agency on health quality
The Toronto Star
Featuring Dr. Vicky Stergiopoulos

Could an experimental brain surgery make you happier?
National Post
Featuring Dr. Peter Giacobbe



Women in Academic Medicine Department of Psychiatry Trainee Forum
February 28, 2018 
The 3rd Annual Continuing Professional & Practice Development Day
March 2, 2018
The Neurosciences & Mental Health (NMH) Program Mini Symposia Series/Psychiatry Research Day
March 9, 2018
U of T Psychotherapy Conference
April 20, 2018
Psychiatric Dimensions of Disasters Inaugural Training Course
April 21, 2018
Professorial Lecture: Daniel Mueller
April 23, 2018
Harvey Stancer Research Day
June 21, 2018
Annual Department Dinner and Graduation Ceremony
June 21, 2018

Hospital Partners
The Health Narratives Research Group (HeNReG) Meetings
Every Wednesday
Advanced Community Care for OCD: an intensive course for Physicians
February 10-11, 2018
Psychiatry Grand Round (Mount Sinai Hospital)
What Does Physician Happiness Look Like? Finding Your Way Back To Pleasure and Purpose
February 16, 2018
TIFF workshop on resilience
February 24, 2018
Ontario Shores 7th Annual Mental Health Conference
Innovation in Mental Health: Discovery, Technology and Recovery
February 27, 2018
GeMH 2-Part Learning Activity- A Wish to Die: Depression, MAID and the Older Adult
February 28, 2018
28th Annual Baycrest Rotman Research Institute Conference
"Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion”

March 19-21, 2018
Narrative Healthcare Atelier-CPD Certificate Program
Mount Sinai Psychotherapy Institute
June 1-4, 2018
Interpersonal Psychotherapy 2.0: Beyond Basics
June 14-16, 2018
Challenging Migrant Detention: Human Rights, Advocacy and Mental Health
June 19-21 2018


Fostering Narrative Competence: Reflective and Creative Writing for Clinicians and Educators

Knowledge Translation E-Learning Modules

Toronto Psychoanalytic Society Courses

Genesis Squared Professional Workshops

SSPC Spring Webinar
Early-bird deadline: February 19, 2018
February 26, 2018

NASPR 2018 Conference: Beyond the Average: Furthering the Study of Processes of Change
Submissions Deadline: February 20, 2018
September 27-28, 2018

Psychiatric Care in Obesity: What Every Psychiatrist Should Know (APA)
February 22, 2018
The Art of Medicine Speakers' Series and Book Signing 
February 22, 2018
Caring for Self While Caring for Others Series
February 21, 2018
Self-Care, Resilience and Reflection-A Cinema Medica-TIFF Documentary Workshop
February 24, 2018
Women in Academic Medicine Summit
February 28, 2018 
Synesthesia: U of T's Annual Art Show For Faculty, Alumni And Students
April 9, 2018
Using Motivational Interviewing to Manage Resistance and Ambivalence Workshops
April through May 2018

The Art of Medicine Continues
Brian Goldman author of "On Empathy"
April 18, 2018
Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture 39th Annual Meeting
April 19–21, 2018
Psychiatric Dimensions of Disasters (OMA)
April 21, 2018
Creating Spaces Conference (Dalhousie University)
April 27-28, 2018
DBT Workshop: 2-day clinical training, Foundations in Dialectical Behavior Therapy
May 10 -11, 2018
The Art of Medicine Continues
Ron Epstein author of "Attending"
June 1, 2018
19th Annual Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference
June 1 -2, 2018
Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (FPP)
September 2018
5th World Congress of Cultural Psychiatry
October 10-13, 2018

Suggested Reading 

Dr. David Gratzer`s Reading of the Week: ECT in America – Uncommon, Uneven, and Underappreciated? The New Wilkinson Paper; Also, Cope’s Challenge to Corporate Canada

Finding Purpose Blog by Dr. Ralph Lewis: Our sense of purpose is not dependent on the universe having a purpose


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February 15, 2018
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