Please join the Faculty of Nursing for this thought-provoking Q&A-style session with Dr. Louise Bradley, former President and CEO of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, and honorary Doctorate recipient of the University of Alberta.

Dr. Holly Symonds-Brown, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Nursing, will be conducting the interview. She has extensive experience working as a nurse in mental health and addictions settings.

All participants are encouraged to submit a question by Oct. 6 prior to the event.

Event details

Oct. 10 | noon - 1 p.m. | Online (use passcode: 601187)

About Dr. Bradley

Dr. Louise Bradley is a nurse and an accomplished senior health executive, with significant experience in community, corrections, forensic and hospital settings, including as the Senior Operating Officer at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, and as the Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of the Regional Mental Health Program.

In 2009, Dr. Bradley joined the Mental Health Commission of Canada, where she led the development of Canada’s first Mental Health Strategy, the creation of the world’s first National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, and groundbreaking research demonstration projects on a housing first approach to mental health, e-mental health and suicide prevention. 

Dr. Bradley retired from the Commission as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2021.

Since her retirement, Dr. Bradley has served on the Public Inquiry Respecting Ground Search and Rescue for Lost and Missing Persons in Newfoundland and Labrador and is currently part of the Innu Child Protection Inquiry as well as serving on several Boards nationally and locally.

Dr. Bradley is a member of the Order of Canada as well as the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the recipient of four honorary degrees one of which from the University of Alberta. 

She is proud to call St.John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador her home.

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