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The Centre of Excellence regularly presents events such as webinars and symposiums. Be sure to visit this page regularly to see what’s coming up, or to find the link to watch a past event.

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Past Events

The Evolving Discussion on Military Sexual Misconduct and Military Sexual Trauma: An Introduction

Thursday, 3 June 2021
1:00 – 3:30 P.M. ET

Whether you are a researcher, clinician, policy-maker, frontline worker or someone who has experienced sexual harassment or sexual misconduct in the military, Military Sexual Trauma (MST) and its aftermath affects thousands of Canadians.

Join the upcoming presentation, The Evolving Discussion on Military Sexual Misconduct and Military Sexual Trauma: An Introduction. This webinar is the first part of a Virtual Symposium Series that will feature practitioners, researchers, leaders and individuals with lived experience working to improve knowledge, understanding, supports and treatments for MST in Canada.

Presenters include

  • Dr. Margaret McKinnon, Homewood Chair in Mental Health and Trauma, Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Research, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University, Co-Chair of Canadian Military Sexual Trauma Community of Practice
  • Dr. Alexandra Heber, Chief of Psychiatry, Veterans Affairs Canada, Co-Chair of Canadian Military Sexual Trauma Community of Practice
  • Dr. Patrick Smith, President & CEO, Centre of Excellence – Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Related Mental Health Conditions
  • Ms. Catherine Gagné, Senior Counsellor, Sexual Misconduct Response Centre (SMRC), National Defence / Government of Canada
  • Dr. Lori Buchart, Operations Coordinator, It’s Not Just 700
  • Dr. Stacey Silins, Defence Scientist, Director Research Personnel and Family Support, Director General, Military Personnel Research and Analysis, Military Personnel Command, Department of National Defence, Government of Canada
  • Dr. Andrea Brown, Research Associate, McMaster University
  • Dr. Ruth Lanius, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Harris-Woodman Chair, Schulich School of Medicine, Western University of Canada
  • Ms. Christine Hutchins, Senior Director, Office of Women and LGBTQ2 Veterans,  Veterans Affairs Canada

This symposium series is proudly co-hosted by the Canadian Military Sexual Trauma Community of Practice, McMaster University’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, and the Centre of Excellence on PTSD.

Co-hosted by:

Canadian Military Sexual Trauma Community of PracticeMcMaster University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural NeurosciencesCentre of Excellence - PTSD

With support from:

  • HiMarc
  • Homewood Research Institute
  • It’s Not Just 700
  • Servicewomen’s Salute Canada
  • Veterans Affairs Canada

With funding from:

  • Minds
Canadian Military Sexual Trauma Community of Practice – member organizations:
  • Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research
  • Centre of Excellence – PTSD
  • Director General Military Personnel Research and Analysis
  • HiMarc
  • Homewood Research Institute
  • It’s Not Just 700
  • London Health Sciences Centre
  • McMaster University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences
  • Memorial University
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Queen’s University
  • Servicewomen’s Salute Canada
  • Sexual Misconduct Response Centre
  • Veterans Affairs Canada
  • Western University