Perspectives Speaker Series
We believe in the importance of dialogue and analysis when it comes to current events. Perspectives: Canada in the World is a series of public lectures featuring internationally recognized speakers talking about issues that are important to our community and beyond. Our fascinating guests are sure to spark your intellectual curiosity.
Our upcoming guest is Dr. Gabor Maté - Expert In Addiction, Health and Wellness | Bestselling Author
Monday, March 20, 2017 - From Fort McMurray and Syria to Red Deer: Trauma, Dislocation and Addiction in a Stressed Culture
Gabor Maté is a medical doctor recently retired from active practice. He was a family physician for two decades and for seven years he served as Medical Coordinator of the Palliative Care Unit at Vancouver Hospital. For twelve years he worked in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside with patients challenged by hard core addiction, mental illness, HIV and related conditions. For two years he was the onsite physician at Vancouver's unique Supervised Injection Site, North America's only such facility. He is internationally known for his work on the mind/body unity in health and illness, on attention deficit disorder and other childhood developmental issues, and his breakthrough analysis of addiction as a psychophysiological response to childhood trauma and emotional loss.
Gabor Maté is the author of four best-selling books published in twenty languages on five continents, including When The Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress and the award winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction. Gabor is the recipient of an Outstanding Alumnus Award from Simon Fraser University and an Honorary Degree of Law from the University of Northern British Columbia, among other awards. He frequently addresses professional and lay audiences in North America and internationally on issues related to childhood development and parenting, physical and mental health and wellness, and addiction.
Gabor Maté is Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Criminology, Simon Fraser University. His next book, Toxic Culture: Trauma, Illness and Healing in a World of Materialism will be published in 2016.
The following books authored by Dr. Gabor Maté will be available for purchase in the Arts Centre Lobby the evening of the event:
- In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction
- When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection
- Scattered: How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates and What You Can Do About IT
- Hold On To Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More than Peers
Dr. Maté will be available to sign books after the presentation.
Tickets available through Black Knight- TICKETS SOLD OUT
Presented by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
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