MEMO: Invitation of Application for Membership to the UBC IMH




Dear Department Members,

As the UBC Institute of Mental Health (IMH) has initiated steps to formalize its process for membership, I would like to invite Department members to apply for IMH membership by completing and submitting the brief application form.

Membership to the IMH provides a number of important benefits, including access to funding opportunities and research support infrastructure, mentorship and training opportunities, collaboration and community networking, and other resources. In return, you will confirm that you acknowledge and accept the responsibilities of membership, which include demonstrating a commitment to mental health research through evidence of ongoing scholarly contributions to the field, and actively participating in UBC IMH events and engagements.  

If you decide to become a member, I ask that you please carefully review and complete the application form, then submit this along with the requested documentation to Ms. Lilla Berry at

As outlined in the revitalized Strategic Plan for 2019-2024, the UBC IMH strives to bring together and support a vibrant community of researchers and learners who are dedicated to advancing world-class mental health and addictions research, and translating knowledge into transformative, evidence-based clinical practice. On behalf of the UBC IMH, I wish to take this opportunity to thank you for your commitment to our vision and mission.



Dr. Lakshmi N. Yatham, MBBS, FRCPC, MRCPsych (UK), MBA (Exec)
Professor and Head, UBC Department of Psychiatry
Director, Institute of Mental Health, UBC
Regional Head and Program Medical Director, VCH/PHC
Editor in Chief, Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
President, World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry