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Annual & Biannual Meetings

GFT Meetings

GFT Meetings for all academic faculty members are held on a biannual basis, on the first Thursday of April and the first Thursday of October.

Advisory Meetings

Advisory Meetings for members of the Advisory Committee are held on a biannual basis, on the first Thursday of May and the first Thursday of November.


The UBC Department of Psychiatry organises multiple educational events, including grand rounds, lectures, and the annual departmental research day. Other educational activities relevant to psychiatry are available through the Faculty of Medicine, the Office of Faculty Development, and the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health.

Frames of Mind: A Monthly Mental Health Film Series

A current focus of the Department’s Public Education program is a mental health film series called “Frames of Mind“. Its goal is to promote community education of issues pertaining to mental health and illness. This ongoing series consists of a once-a-month evening screening of a feature length dramatic film or documentary followed by an informal presentation related to the mental health issue depicted in the film. Speakers and panelists range from psychiatrists and other mental health professionals to representatives from mental health community-based and nonprofit organizations, cinema experts and mental health consumers and their family members.  A moderated discussion concludes each evening, with full audience participation encouraged.

Other aspects of the series – now in its twenty-first year – include its rotating co-sponsorship by relevant community advocacy organizations and its ongoing evaluation by those who attend. To date, topics ranging from depression to schizophrenia to autism have now been successfully presented to over 20000 attendees. Please see the website.

Screenings are generally held at 7:00pm on the third Wednesday evening of each month at the Pacific Cinematheque Theatre, 1131 Howe Street.

Annual Department Research Day

This meeting highlights research achievements of the UBC community both in basic and clinical neuroscience. Emphasis is placed on findings with direct clinical relevance.


Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds and other continuing professional development (CPD) events occur regularly at all the teaching hospitals.

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