UBC Department of Psychiatry

As part of one of the world’s leading universities, the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia supports outstanding research and engages in local, national and global communities. We create an exceptional learning environment, advance mental health and promote sustainable care for mental illness and addictions.

The Department’s faculty organizational structure includes 5 Divisions and 12 Programs, in addition to the Department’s Education Programs. The main departmental offices are located centrally at the Detwiller Pavilion on the Point Grey Campus and Diamond Health Care Centre at Vancouver General Hospital – Oak St. Campus Site. Department members are located throughout the province in all of UBC’s distributed sites.


Department as of July 2015

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Professor 20
Associate Professor 9
Assistant Professor 5
Clinical Professor 40
Clinical Associate Professor 82
Clinical Assistant Professor 134
Clinical Instructor 306
Adjunct Professor 2
Affiliate Professor 4
Affiliate Associate Professor 2

Honorary Faculty 3
Emeritus 4
Visiting Faculty 9
Clinical Fellow 1
Research Associate 14
Postdoctoral Research Fellow 26
Department Educational and Administrative Staff 15
Research Staff 95
Student 52


Jehannine completed her BSc (Hons, Biochemistry) at Bath University, and her PhD in Neuropsychiatric Genetics at the University of Wales College of Medicine in the UK before completing training as a Genetic Counselor at UBC in 2003. She was first appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry in 2007, and in the Department of Medical Genetics in 2008, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2012. She holds/has held multiple external salary awards including a CIHR New Investigator Award, a Michael Smith Career Investigator Award, and a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair, and received CIHR’s 2007 Maud Menten New Investigator Award. She is co-author of the book “How to talk with families about genetics and psychiatric illness” (W.W Norton, 2011), Graduate Advisor to the UBC Genetic Counseling program, and a Board Certified Genetic Counselor.


Dr. Fleming completed his undergraduate medical training at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland in 1973. On completion of his internship at the University of Western Ontario, he came to UBC to study Psychiatry becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1978. Interested in the REM sleep findings associated with depression, he obtained further training in Sleep Medicine at Stanford and was certified as a clinical polysomnographer in 1986. He is a Diplomate of both the American Boards of Neurology and Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine, a Fellow of the Clinical Sleep Society and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.  His research interests are in sleep and psychiatric disorders and the psychopharmacology of sleep and wakefulness. He is the former Co-Director of the Sleep Disorders Program, UBC Hospital, Vancouver.



Dr. William MacEwan received his BSc, MD and FRCPC (1987) from the University of BC. He is an outstanding teacher and clinician who practices psychiatry in two community settings – Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and the South Fraser Health Region. His research interests have been in the study of novel antipsychotics in the treatment of schizophrenia. He is a rare clinical teacher who can impact on the care of communities through his dedication and passion for teaching as demonstrated by his being awarded in 2012 the Faculty of Medicine’s Clinical Faculty Award for Excellence in Community Practice Teaching.   He is a dedicated advocate for people with serious mental illness living in poverty on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and currently sits on the Mayor’s Mental Health and Addictions Task Force


Lam-Raymond_croppedDr. Raymond W. Lam is Professor and Head of the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program in the Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, and Director of the Mood Disorders Centre of Excellence at UBC Hospital within the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. His research covers the spectrum of non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic treatments for mood disorders, with a focus on seasonal, treatment-resistant and workplace depression. He has published over 230 papers in peer-reviewed journals and authored 11 books on depression, and serves on the editorial boards of 7 international journals, including as an editorial advisor for the Cochrane Collaboration. He is also the Executive Chair of the Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT, www.canmat.org)


Director, Administration
Colleen Tinline
Phone: 604-822-7313
Fax: 604-822-7756

Administrative Coordinator
Corinne Carpenter
Phone 604-822-7310
Fax 604-822-0399

Manager, Personnel and Business Operations
Vicky Yau
Phone 604-822-7315
Fax 604-822-7756

Senior Education Program Manager
Shilpa Samji
Phone 604-875-4111 ext 68102