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Welcome to the Mathison Centre

The Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education is a centre dedicated to advancing research and education on early identification, treatment and prevention of mental illness. The centre is located at the University of Calgary and is based on a close partnership between the  Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the Department of Psychiatry. The roles of the centre include the following:

  • Funding and supporting international researchers of tomorrow
  • Providing a hub for mental health research at the University of Calgary
  • Coordinating ‘state of the art’ learning events
  • Promoting and sharing research findings

Our Centre works closely with academic and community partners in Calgary, across the country and internationally to foster research and innovation to advance the mental health across the lifespan with particular focus on children, youth and emerging adults

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Enhancing school-based mental health interventions in Calgary

A team of researchers at the Mathison Centre are working with the Calgary Board of Education to develop targeted/tier 2 level interventions for students identified as at risk of developing mental illness. The most prevalent mental health disorders among youth include depression, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, externalizing behaviour problems and anxiety (Erskine et al; 2017). Targeted interventions will be an enhancement on CBE’s existing tier 1 mental health interventions, such as the “Go to Educator” program, which trains school staff to recognize and respond to students experiencing mental heath challenges.

In the News

UCalgary is Canada’s No. 1 research startup creator for 3rd year running

2022 rankings from Association of University Technology Managers put us on top again

Dr. Valerie Taylor reappointed as department head, Psychiatry

Effective Sept. 1, 2023 to Aug. 31, 2028

A record 7 UCalgary scholars named Fellows of Royal Society of Canada

Faculty members recognized for notable scholarly, scientific or artistic advancements

5 faculty members named to College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Record number of faculty recognized as emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership

Wastewater monitoring underway for opioids and other lethal drugs

Researchers say wastewater monitoring could provide an early warning and possibly save lives

3 UCalgary projects receive $20.3M in provincial innovation grants

Funds advance research-to-commercialization pipeline for medical devices, electronic and mobile health, and space and defence technologies

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