Jehannine Austin named member of the Royal Society of Canada

Jehannine Austin, Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Medical Genetics is one of seven UBC faculty named a member of the 2016 Royal Society of Canada‘s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

The new members of the College will address issues of particular concern to new scholars, artists and scientists, for the advancement of understanding and the benefit of society, taking advantage of the interdisciplinary approaches fostered by the establishment of the College.

Dr. Jehannine Austin’s pioneering genetic counseling research, showing that genetic counseling has meaningful benefits for people with psychiatric disorders and their families, has been acknowledged with national and international awards, and by her election as president of her professional association. Dr. Austin founded the award-winning, world’s first specialist psychiatric genetic counseling service—which is influencing health services internationally.

The presentation to celebrate all new members to the College will take place on  November 18, 2016 at the Four Points by Sheraton in Kingston, Ontario.