Knowledge Is Power with Dr. Laurence J. Kirmayer, MD

March 15, 2024
Knowledge Is Power with Dr. Laurence J. Kirmayer, MD

Welcome to Knowledge is Power, an educational webinar series presented by Canadian Mental Health Association Kelowna and Discovery College. Through insightful, thought-provoking conversations with leading mental health experts, Knowledge is Power aims to change the way our community talks about mental health by providing free access to quality educational content.

In our first episode, we explored the intersections between mental health, culture and workplaces with special guest, Dr. Laurence J. Kirmayer, MD. 

Dr. Kirmayer is Professor and Director of the Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry in Department of Psychiatry at the world-renowned McGill University. He is also Co-director of McGill University's Culture, Mind and Brain Program. Dr. Kirmayer is Editor-in-Chief of Transcultural Psychiatry, and Director of the Culture & Mental Health Research Unit at the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry at Montreal's Jewish General Hospital, where he conducts research on culturally responsive mental health services for immigrants and refugees, the mental health of Indigenous peoples, and the philosophy of psychiatry. He also founded and directs the Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research. 

His past research includes studies on cultural consultation, pathways and barriers to mental health care for immigrants and refugees, somatization in primary care, cultural concepts of mental health and illness in Inuit communities, risk and protective factors for suicide among Inuit youth, and resilience among Indigenous peoples.

Click the link to watch the recording of this engaging and informative webinar!