University of Calgary

Calgary business leader invests in mental health

Submitted by darmstro on Thu, 2012-03-08 15:49.

Daily screenings at Bankers Hall auditorium

March 8, 2012

Research to find innovative new treatments and prevention for mental illness will receive a major boost thanks to a multi-million dollar investment from a local entrepreneur and philanthropist. The University of Calgary's Hotchkiss Brain Institute is uniting with Ronald P. Mathison to create a centre dedicated to finding innovative treatments and providing early intervention for mental illness. The Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education will offer support and new hope to families in Calgary, throughout Alberta, and around the world. Media are invited to a special announcement about Mathison's support for the centre tomorrow at 1 p.m. See details below:

WHAT: News conference announcing major philanthropic investment in mental health research and education

WHO: News conference speakers:
(i)Mr. Ronald P. Mathison, donor
(i)Premier Alison Redford
(i)Edward McCauley, Vice-President (Research), University of Calgary
(i)Samuel Weiss, Director, Hotchkiss Brain Institute
(i)Dr. Glenda MacQueen, Interim Director, Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education

Available for media interviews following the news conference:
(i)Edward McCauley, Vice-President (Research), University of Calgary
(i)Samuel Weiss, Director, Hotchkiss Brain Institute
(i)Dr. Glenda MacQueen, Interim Director, Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education

WHEN: 1 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 2012

WHERE: TRW building, Foothills Campus, University of Calgary
3280 Hospital Dr. NW.

Parking can be found in Lot 14 underground the TRW building - please meet in the lobby of the TRW building.