Location: Abbie J. Lane Memorial Building
5909 Veterans' Memorial Lane
8th floor
Halifax, NS
B3H 2E2
Telephone: (902) 473-2470
Fax: (902) 473-4887

Training the next generation of clinicians, educators, and researchers

The Department of Psychiatry is a clinical academic department within the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Our mission is threefold—to provide excellent clinical care, superior educational programs and support cutting edge research in psychiatry.

We offer undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and continuing education in psychiatry within the Faculty of Medicine. Our five-year residency program trains the next generation of psychiatrists with help from over 100 faculty members serving the child and adolescent, adult and senior populations and our M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed as professionals in clinical and neuroscience research concerning mental health and illness.

The department boasts a very strong research program and collaborates with researchers anywhere from across the street to around the world.

Members of the department provide expert secondary and tertiary mental health care to the people of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island within the mental health and addictions programs at the Nova Scotia Health Authority and the IWK Health Centre.