The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neuroscience at McMaster University is committed to world-class research, innovation in education and scholarship, and the dissemination and application of our research and learning to make a difference for individuals, families, and communities. While building on our existing strengths, it enables us to address the challenges facing any academic department such as forging new partnerships to broaden our work, making our work relevant to the changing needs of the individuals and communities we serve, finding new ways to disseminate our findings to influence practice and policy, fostering career pathways for our faculty and learners, while continually aiming for excellence in everything we do.
Excellence in scholarship to improve outcomes for people with mental illness through prevention, earlier detection and person-centred care across the lifespan.
Innovation, equity, partnerships, and inclusion in everything we do.
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences' strategic plan, Equity, Innovation and Partnerships, is built upon three words: equity, innovation, and partnerships, which have been carefully chosen. Each represents one of our core values and they will be the major drivers of our research and other academic activity as we implement our mission.
Based on these core values, our Strategic Plan has identified 5 priority areas and a number of emerging areas.