January 31, 2014 Leave a Comment
The University of Saskatchewan Research Chair in Substance Abuse was created in 2007 in a partnership agreement with the provincial government and the University of Saskatchewan. The provincial government has committed $1.6 million in funding for the new research chair at the university. The position was established as part of the University’s Integrated Plan Initiative in Public Health and the Government of Saskatchewan’s alcohol and drug initiatives. The Research Chair’s mandate is to increase Saskatchewan’s substance abuse research capacity, strengthen the training of addiction workers, and increase the effective use of research resources in substance abuse prevention and treatment. Dr. Colleen Anne Dell undertook the Chair in July 2007, as a six year appointment, and holds a joint appointment between the University of Saskatchewan School of Public Health and Department of Sociology. The Chair was renewed for an additional three years.
“I can’t think of anyone who is not impacted, in some way, by the problematic use of substances in Canada”.
- Dr. Colleen Anne Dell during her keynote address to the 2008 Gender Matters conference in Toronto, ON