20110930 Appoinment of Dr. W. Honer as Head, Dept of Psychiatry

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. William Honer as Head, Department of Psychiatry and Director, UBC Institute of Mental Health effective October 1, 2011 to June 30, 2016. This follows the interim leadership of Dr. Athanasios Zis since September 1, 2010. I wish to thank Dr. Zis again for his dedication and contributions throughout the past year and to thank the members of the Department for their support during the recruitment process.

As Head of the Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Honer will provide leadership in teaching and research, and in promoting and improving patient care and clinical service delivery, working with our Health Authority partners across the province. He brings a proven track record in leadership, teaching and research as a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, the Jack Bell Chair in Schizophrenia, the Scientific Director of the BC Mental Health & Addictions Research Institute and the recipient of a 2011 Award for Excellence in Mentoring Early Career Faculty from the UBC Faculty of Medicine, and I am delighted that he has accepted this new position.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Honer to his new appointment.

Sincerely,

Gavin C.E. Stuart, MD, FRCSC
Dean, Faculty of Medicine
Vice Provost, Health