Dr. David Goldbloom: "Mental Health in the Public Eye: Does High Profile Bring Change?"
Recently mental health has received more attention in the media and across various sectors, private and public. While this attention may raise public awareness, the question remains: has the attention made a difference? While this may have had an effect of how Canadians perceive mental health issues, has it created a change in policy or governmental and non-governmental support? The new Chair of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, Dr. David Goldbloom, will discuss what changes have been brought about—and what changes still need to come.
About Dr. David Goldbloom
Dr. Goldbloom was born in Montreal and raised in Quebec and Nova Scotia. He completed an honours degree, majoring in Government, at Harvard University and then attended the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar where he obtained an M.A. in Physiological Sciences. He trained in medicine and psychiatry at McGill University and is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Goldbloom's activities have been recognized and awarded by his peers and students. He has authored numerous scientific articles and book chapters and has provided talks and lectures to student, professional and public audiences. He maintains an active clinical and teaching role at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health where he serves as Senior Medical Advisor. He is also Chair of the Mental Health Commission of Canada. In addition to his professional activities, Dr. Goldbloom is Chair of the Board of Governors of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada.
2016 Summer Conference
The Canada Project
Identity, Citizenship, and Nationhood in a Changing World
August 5-7, 2016
The YMCA Geneva Park Conference Centre, Orillia, ON