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Showcasing research in the department

Research Day

Psychiatry Research Day promotes student involvement in research and showcases the department’s diverse expertise to our university and local communities. The day is composed of oral and poster presentations with awards given in various categories. 

Department of Psychiatry Research Day 2018

Mark your calendars!

This year’s event is scheduled for Monday, November 19 at the Lord Nelson Hotel, Halifax. Now in its 28th year,Psychiatry Research Day promotes student involvement in research and showcases the Department’s diverse expertise to our university and local communities.

This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Christopher Mushquash, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Mental Health and Addiction, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Lakehead University, and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and Clinical Psychologist at Dilico Anishinabek Family Care.

Dr. Mushquash is Ojibway and a member of Pays Plat First Nation. He obtained his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Dalhousie University and completed his pre-doctoral residency in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba, specializing in rural and northern clinical practice.  His work is focused on determining evidence-based approaches that align with First Nations values, understanding culture-based approaches to healing and wellness, and ensuring that these approaches are appropriate for the context – depending on the community and factors such as remoteness, and access to other resources, or determinants of health.

If you are interested in presenting at this year's Psychiatry Research Day, please contact Jen.Brown@nshealth.ca for an application before September 17, 2018.

If you are interested in attending Research Day, registration forms will be circulated in September.