In addition to being co-Director of the Adult Psychiatry & Health Systems Division, one of the largest academic divisions in the Department, and teaching sessions locally, nationally and internationally, Dr. Gaind has been Education Chair for the Ontario Psychiatric Association and Course Director for two international continuing medical education organizations.  He has also been invited to be a Corresponding Member of the American Psychiatric Association Institute on Psychiatric Services (IPS) Scientific Program Committee. Dr. Gaind has brought an academic focus and rigour to policy development, association governance and administrative roles, and a strategic and innovative focus to academics.  He enjoys working with diverse colleagues to pool skill sets and creativity, to inspire enthusiasm in learning, and contribute creative solutions to overcome challenging problems.

Scholarship is not just about listening in classrooms or studying established wisdom, but about how we fit different things together; disparate pieces in creative and new ways to effect change and have a positive impact upon the world.
— Dr. Gaind address to TFS Alumni
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Dr. Gaind's academic contributions have been recognized with various and diverse honours, including the CPA-COPCE Award for the Most Outstanding Continuing Educational Activity in Canada, the University of Toronto Henry Durost Award for Creative Professional Activity, the Toronto French School Le Prix de Distinction des Anciens Élèves, the Harvey Stancer University of Toronto Research Day Award and the Robin Hunter Essay Prize from the Toronto Psychoanalytic Society.

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