Robert M. Martin Memorial Lecture

Dr. Robert Martin 1926-2014

Dr. Martin was the first head of Clinical Health Psychology, serving for 21 years from 1969-1990.  He was a visionary for the role of psychologists in medical schools and teaching hospitals.  After he formally retired in 1997, and until his death in 2014, he held the rank of Senior Scholar, was a mentor to colleagues and subsequent department heads, and served as confidential advisor to the department’s residents. In 2013, he received the Canadian Psychological Association’s Gold Medal for Lifetime Contribution to Canadian psychology.


2020 Robert Martin Memorial Lecture

Perspectives on Indigenous Mental Health: Cultural Teachings and Implications for Care
Dr. Christopher Mushquash
Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research, Lakehead University
Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Mental Health and Addiction
Associate Vice President of Research, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
Chief Scientist, Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute

Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 3:00-4:30
Theatre B · Basic Medical Sciences Building · 745 Bannatyne Ave
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Shifting our paradigm and approach to understanding and addressing substance use and related problems
Dr. Patrick Smith
CEO Canadian Mental Health Association
Former VP, Research, BC Mental Health & Addictions
Former VP, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) &  Head, Addictions Psychiatry                                                                                                 [Click here for presentation]

Building a Healthier Health System
Mr. Andre Picard
Health Columnist, Globe and Mail

Primary care and clinical health psychology collaboration: the importance of being earnest
Dr. Marie-Hélène Chomienne
Department of Family Medicine
University of Ottawa

Is the Canadian health care system sustainable? The imperative for behavior change and the role for psychology
Dr. John Service, Former Executive Director
Canadian Psychological Association