April 13, 2016 Leave a Comment
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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 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 was 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 and held a joint appointment between the School of Public Health and Department of Sociology. The Chair was renewed for an additional three years with an added focus on health promotion. The Chair concluded June 30, 2016 (note: government funding contribution concluded March 31, 2016). July 1, 2016 Dr. Dell started a 5 year term as the Centennial Enhancement Chair in One Health and Wellness at the University of Saskatchewan.
“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, Gender Matters Conference Keynote Address, Toronto, ON