Dr. Trevor Hancock

Monday, August 20, 2018, 6:30 pm (open to the public)

Creating a Mentally Healthy Society: Igniting our Collective Wisdom and Responsibilities

Dr. Trevor Hancock is a public health physician and health promotion consultant and retired this year from his position as a Professor and Senior Scholar at the School of Public Health and Social Policy at the University of Victoria. His main areas of interest are population health promotion, the links between health and global ecological change in the Anthropocene, healthy cities and communities, public health, healthy public policy, healthy and ‘green’ hospitals, health policy and planning, and health futurism. He is one of the founders of the (now global) Healthy Cities and Communities movement, originated the term ‘healthy public policy’, and has been described as “one of the ten best health futurists in the world”.

He was appointed as a Senior Editor to the Editorial Board of the Canadian Journal of Public Health in 2014 and in 2015 was invited to join the Editorial Board for a new Journal, Cities and Health. Since December 2014 he has written a regular weekly column on population and public health for the Times Colonist, the daily newspaper in Victoria.

He was made an Honourary Life Member of the Canadian Public Health Association in 1990 and an Honourary Fellow in the UK’s Faculty of Public Health in 2015. In 2017 he was awarded the R.D. Defries Award, the CPHA’s highest award, presented for outstanding contributions in the broad field of public health, as well as a Lifetime Contribution Award from Health Promotion Canada.

Read Dr. Hancock’s article, Look Upstream to Improve Mental Health.