To be world leaders in psychiatric and genetic counselling research and clinical practice, and to improve the lives of people with psychiatric disorders and their families.
We model exceptional teamwork, commitment to personal growth, high-quality and justice-based research integrated with innovative clinical practice, and compassionate, respectful interaction with people with psychiatric disorders and their families.
Through this modelling and active knowledge exchange at all levels, we inspire growth in psychiatric and genetic counselling research, transform clinical practice, and lead others around the world in improving the lives of people with psychiatric disorders and their families.
Trust, mutual respect, clear communication. We have to take care of ourselves in order to do good work and take care of others. Read more about our core values in our Translational Psychiatric Genetics Group Culture Statement.
Our team is based in Vancouver or k’emk’emeláy - which is the name given to this place by the Squamish nation - it means place of many maple trees. The Squamish nation share this as Traditional, unceded ancestral territory together with other Coast Salish Peoples, including the Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.
As settlers on this land from various places around the world, we recognize that we are uninvited guests here. We are grateful to the original guardians of this land, and commit to continuing to learn about, honor and celebrate the history and teachings of the people of the place we work and to bringing an antiracist lens to all of the activities we engage in.