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Department of Psychiatry

Welcome to the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa.

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa takes pride in providing excellence in mental health care, training and research.

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Our Vision

Healing Minds Through Learning & Science
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Our Mission

Our faculty works to improve the lives and health of our communities at home and abroad through innovative education, research that impacts patients, social justice, and compassionate, effective care.
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Our Values

Mental Health Matters: Collaboration, Innovation and Excellence for Everyone.

Message from the Chair

Welcome to our uOttawa Department of Psychiatry website in evolution.  This state also characterizes our department, as we are currently in a reorganizing and building mode to ensure that we meet our Strategic Plan goals by 2024.

Our budget year ends on April 30th.  Check back in with us in May, when we will have our 19/20 Report Card on the site and our 20/21 Workplan up, too.  We'll also have a much more finished looking website!

And as always, send us questions, ideas, and concerns.

Kathleen Pajer, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor and Chair
Department of Psychiatry, uOttawa FOM

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  • 230 faculty members
  • 50 plus graduate students are supersized by our members
  • Average of 60 resident in our General Psychiatry training Program
  • We offer specialty training PGY 6 positions in Geriatrics, Forensic and Child and Adolescents Psychiatry
  • Grants and Publications have increased by 50% in the last year
  • We present awards each year to recognize excellence in teaching and education
  • In the last two year combined with have over 200 peer-reviewed papers published, over 9million research dollars brought in and members received a record 84 funding grants

Awards and Recognitions

  • Dr. Mamta Gautam
    2019 May Cohen Award for Women Mentors, Canadian Medical Association
  • Dr. Sanjay Rao
    Fellow of the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies
  • Dr. J. Paul Fedoroff
    Innovator of the Year, Ottawa Police Service’s 2018 Crime Prevention Ottawa Awards
  • Dr. Katherine Allen
    Faculty of Medicine Educator Award for Collaborator Competency
  • Dr. Wendy Spettigue
    2019 Prix d’Excellence – Specialist of the Year Award
  • Dr. Khalid Bazaid
    Excellence in Education Award - CACAP
  • Debbie Hall
    PGME Program Administrator Award of Excellence
    PGME Program Administrator's Leader Competency Award
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Career Opportunities

There are no openings at this time. Please check back again in the future.

  • Research Day Poster Presentations

    Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2022
    View the poster presentations.
  • Honours and Awards

    Posted on Tuesday, November 1, 2022
    Dr. Elliott Lee won the ACPC award (Award for Excellence in Education with the Association of Chairs of Psychiatry).

  • Follow us on Twitter

    Posted on Tuesday, December 14, 2021
    The Department of Psychiatry has joined Twitter. Follow the Department on Twitter for the latest news and achievements from our amazing community and beyond. We are aiming to tweet every publication, award and teaching highlight from the Department. Follow us and tell a friend at @uOPsychiatry.