Body & Soul Lecture Series
Body & Soul: A Lenten Lecture Series at St. James Cathedral
Four Wednesday Evenings: March 8, 15, 22, April 5, 2017
6:00pm Eucharist in the Cathedral | Cantatas in the Cathedral on March 22
6:30pm Light Supper
7:00pm Public Lecture
March 8: Sexuality
Dean Andrew Asbil
March 15: Mental Health
Dr. L. Trevor Young,
Dean of University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
Dean Young graduated from the University of Manitoba’s medical school in 1983. He completed his postgraduate training in psychiatry in 1987, his PhD at the University of Toronto’s Institute of Medical Science in 1995 and was a research fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He has been Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University; Professor and Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia; and, Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. He was also Physician-in-Chief and Executive Vice President Programs at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.
Dean Young is a clinician-scientist who studies the molecular basis of bipolar disorder and its treatment. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, held more than 35 peer-reviewed grants and supervised more than 30 research and clinical trainees. Dean Young and his lab focused on the processes that lead to long-term changes in brain structure and function in patients with bipolar disorder, and how mood-stabilizing drugs can alter those changes. He has received many awards including the 2015 Colvin Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research from the Brain and Behaviour Research Foundation, the Douglas Utting Award for outstanding contributions in the field of mood disorders, and the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology Heinz Lehmann Award. He is also a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
March 22: Aging
The Rev’d Dr. Tim Elliott
The Rev. Tim Elliott is the author of Clarity and Courage: Life as an Improvised Journey. He is an Anglican priest (retired) and ministry development and leadership coach and consultant. After twenty-five years in parish ministry in the Diocese of Toronto, latterly at Christ Church Deer Park, he began his consulting work in 2002. He is also a professional musician and has recorded and released several solo piano albums. He and his wife Judy Maddren now make their home in Stratford Ontario.
April 5: Food & Land
Dr. Sylvia Keesmaat
Dr. Sylvia Keesmaat is an Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies at Wycliffe College, a farmer and a gardener. She is the author, with her husband Brian Walsh, of Colossians Remixed: Subverting the Empire. and the editor/author of The Advent of Justice. Dr. Keesmaat lives on a solar powered organic farm in Cameron, ON, and speaks frequently on issues related to biblical faith and creation care, sustainable living and radical discipleship.