By summer 1968, work is well under way to simultaneously erect the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry (rear) and the Lady Davis Institute (foreground), both of which opened in 1969. The buildings are separated by Légaré Street, with Côte-Sainte-Catherine Road just past the photo’s left-hand border.
August 2019Spotlight feature

Seeing the psychiatric patient as more than an isolated individual

The name says it all: The Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry has excelled for 50 years by seeing the patient not just as an individual, but as someone with complex ties to family and community, against a backdrop of religion, race and ethnicity.

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Celebrating the opening of the Resource and Information Centre in the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry are (from left) Dr. Karl Looper, Chief of Psychiatry; Occupational Therapist Amanda St-Jean; and Chesley Walsh, Coordinator of the Volunteers in Partnership program.
January 2019News

New centre offers support to users of Psychiatry services

Need information about mental health and related community services? Check out the JGH’s new Resource Centre in the lobby of the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry. Computer terminals, a library and friendly volunteers will help you find what you need.

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On the third floor of Pavilion B, where the hospital’s old operating rooms have been demolished to make way for a new Psychiatry In-Patient Care Unit, JGH Project Manager Julianne Desforges reviews architectural plans with Stéphane Richard, a mechanical technician with SNC Lavelin.
February 2018News

Toughest demolition in JGH history clears the way for new Psychiatry unit

The most complicated demolition project in the history of the JGH has been completed in Pavilion B, so that work can begin on a new Psychiatry In-patient Care Unit,.

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In 2010, JGH Executive Director Hartley Stern speaks at the inauguration of the Ruth and Saul Kaplan Pavilion, new home of the Centre for Child Development and Mental Health.
October 2017Spotlight feature

Child psychiatry at the JGH: 50 years and counting

A timeline of highlights in a half-century of service in Child Psychiatry at the JGH.

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Dr. Phyllis Zelkowitz
May 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Men have a lot to learn about their own fertility

Canadian men—regardless of their age, education or income level—generally lack knowledge about the risk factors that contribute to male infertility, the first large-scale study of its kind has revealed.

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Among the participants in the 12th Annual Psychiatry Research Day were (from left) Dr. Marc Miresco, a JGH psychiatrist; Dr. Nancy Low, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University, who served as discussant; Dr. Phyllis Zelkowitz, Director of Research in the JGH Department of Psychiatry; Anita David, President of the Gustav Levinschi Foundation; Ashley Tritt, a McGill University medical student; and Dr. David Dunkley, who coordinated the event.
May 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Apps have potential for a role in mental health care, conference told

Potential exists for mobile apps to play a greater role in mental health care, such as the app that helps to assess the causes of stress in a patient’s day-to-day activities.

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Among those at the JGH Department of Psychiatry’s 11th annual Research Day were (rear, from left) Dr. David Dunkley (organizer of the event), Dr. Phyllis Zelkowitz (founder of the event), psychiatry researcher and presenter Dr. Catherine Fichten, discussant Dr. Ashok Malla, and (front, from left) presenter Dr. Michael Bond, Dr. Karl Looper (JGH Chief of Psychiatry), Anita David (representing the Gustav Levinschi Foundation which supports the event), and presenter Dr. Jazwant Guzder (Director of the JGH Centre for Child Development and Mental Health).
October 2016Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Focus on youth at 11th annual Psychiatry Research Day

Youths at risk were the focus of discussions among healthcare professionals in the mental health field at the JGH Department of Psychiatry’s 11th annual Research Day in April.

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In February 2014, Dr. Victor Goldbloom (right) accompanied Rick Dubrovsky, President of the JGH Board of Directors, on a tour of the newly completed Emergency Department in Pavilion K.
April 2016Milestones

In memoriam

Deepest sympathies are extended to the family and friends of Dr. Victor Goldbloom, O.C., O.Q., who died on February 15 at the age of 92.

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Team spirit at the finish line in the 2015 Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer
FoundationSeptember 2015

Community action

Throughout the year, the JGH Foundation hosts or benefits from a wide variety of events that call upon all of us to support initiatives that empower the Jewish General Hospital.

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Dr. Roberta Shear with a patient.
MilestonesSeptember 2015

Appointments

Dr. Roberta Shear, a member of the JGH Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2000, has been named Director of Obstetrics, the Family Birthing Centre and Obstetrical Ultrasound.

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