The Legacy of Sebastian K. Littmann
Dr. Sebastian K. Littmann (1931-1986), was an important figure in Canadian psychiatry in the latter part of the twentieth century. He came to Canada in 1972 to take on the role of Chief of Service for the Northern Service programme at the Queen Street Mental Health Centre in Toronto. He also became Acting Director of Postgraduate Training at the Queen Street Mental Health Centre. Dr. Littmann held an assistant professor position and later an associate professor of medical education position at the University of Toronto. He became Clinical Director of the Clarke Institute in July 1979 and held that position until 1982 when he became Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Calgary, a position that he held until his death on December 27, 1986. Over the course of his life, Littmann was an active member in various medical and psychiatric associations and authored more than 30 scientific publications.
About the Mathison Centre
Launched in March 2012, the Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education was made possible by a $10 million investment from Ronald P. Mathison, president and chief executive of Matco Investments Ltd. With a focus of research and training for child and youth populations, the Mathison Centre generates knowledge to improve our understanding of the brain changes associated with mental illness and the risk for, onset of, and treatments of serious mental illness.
Poised to become a leader in mental health research and education, the Mathison Centre offers support and new hope to families in Calgary, throughout Alberta and around the world.