The P.L.A.G. with Quin Martins

The P.L.A.G. (Peer-Led Artist Group) is for artists who self-identify as having a mental illness. At the group, which meets at Gallery Gachet, we support each others’ art practices in several ways; we share calls for submissions, we give feedback towards improving each others’ individual bios and CV’s, we share ideas around improving artistic technique. As well, there is opportunity to give and receive critique of each others’ artwork. Artists are encouraged to attend on an ongoing basis and are encouraged (but are not required) to bring a piece of artwork to share with the group. There is no cost to attend. Snacks are provided.

It will begin on February 4th and repeat every other Tuesday
(1st and 3rd Tuesdays)
 from 3.00 – 5.00 pm.

Community Events

Careers Information Night for Mental Health & Neurology on March 21st from 5:30-7:30pm in BUCH A102

Come listen to professionals in mental health and professors/researchers in neuroscience at UBC talk about their fields and ask questions! FREE admission for members of UBC Neurology Club or MHAC, $3 for non-members and food provided!


Date: Thursday, March 21st, 2013
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Buchanan A102
Admission: FREE ($3 for non-members)

“In collaboration with the UBC Neurology club, we present to you an evening aimed to help you explore your potential career options in mental health or neurology after graduation. This event will feature a panel of special guest speakers who are experts in their respective field and a networking session to give you the opportunity to engage with these individuals.

Some of our guest speakers include:
– Dr. Kurt Haas, assistant professor in neuroscience. His research has touched various realms including schizophrenia, autism and epilepsy.
– Dr. Catherine Rankin, a psychology professor in behavioural neuroscience. Her research is focused on understanding how experience changes the nervous system, using a model system to study the effects of experience early in development on adult behavior and the nervous system, in addition to adult learning and memory.
– Dr. Michael Souza, undergraduate professor in the Learning Enhancement area of the Department of Psychology. His research interests include the frontal lobes and executive functions, with a particular interest in changes due to age, psychological illness or neurological injury
– Natalie Defreitas, a counsellor from UBC Counselling services. Outside of her work at UBC, she also works as a justice consultant for governments, jails and non-profit organizations.
– Luc Jean-Paul, a student in his first year in the Occupational Therapy Program at UBC. He has volunteered at the special Olympics and enjoys a good game of squash.

Whether you are in your first or fifth year of studies, we encourage all students from different faculties and backgrounds to join us for what will be a lovely evening!”

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