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Dr. Vivian Rakoff appointed a Member of the Order of Canada

Dr. Vivian Rakoff
Dr. Vivian Morris Rakoff, former CEO and Psychiatrist-in-Chief of the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry and a recently retired psychiatrist at CAMH, has been appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in the most recent round of appointments, announced on July 1.

The Order of Canada is the centrepiece of Canada’s honour system and recognizes singular Canadian individuals for their lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community, and service to the nation. This honour comes in recognition of Dr. Rakoff’s contributions to psychiatry and his role in helping found the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Dr. Rakoff served with distinction as the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto from 1980-1990. Continuing today as a Professor Emeritus, he was honoured as the namesake of CAMH’s Rakoff Centre for Positron Emission Tomography (PET). Establishing this innovative research centre is one of many examples of Dr. Rakoff’s vision and leadership that has shaped our field.

Join us in wishing Dr. Rakoff sincere congratulations for this well-deserved achievement of a lifetime.

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