Trevor Young

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Trevor Young

Vice-President & Provost

Trevor Young is Vice-President & Provost at the University of Toronto. Former Vice-Provost Relations with Health Care Institutions and former Dean of the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, Professor Young oversaw the University’s relationships across the Toronto Academic Health Science Network, a thriving research enterprise comprised of nine fully affiliated teaching hospitals and four associate member hospitals. As Dean at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, Professor Young launched a new foundational curriculum for MD students, introduced several interdisciplinary education and research programs, advanced system-wide equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives with partner hospitals and other health sciences faculties, and led the renewal of medical sciences laboratory space. Professor Young also served as Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and the Cameron Wilson Chair in Depression Studies.  

Professor Young is a Professor in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine’s Departments of Psychiatry, and Pharmacology and Toxicology. He is a recipient of numerous awards and has led several large clinical programs, including the mood disorders program at Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital, which received the American Psychiatric Services Gold Achievement Award. Professor Young has published more than 250 peer-reviewed journal articles and has held more than 35 peer-reviewed grants. In 2015 he received the Colvin Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research and was the recipient of the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology Medal in 2013. Professor Young is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and was a Distinguished Fellow of American Psychiatric Association. He is currently a Senior Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), where he also served in previous appointments as Executive Vice-President Programs and as Physician-in-Chief.  

Professor Young received his MD from the University of Manitoba, and his PhD at the Institute of Medical Science at U of T, where he completed his residency training. He was a Research Fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and was a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University; and Professor and Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia.