Educator, 2004-2014



Educator, 2004-2014

Email from Josée Thérien: email sent to David from J. Thérien confirming David’s appearance before the Kirby Senate Commission on Mental Health in Canada. Dated January 31st, 2005.

Press Release: list of Innovators, Leaders and Volunteers recognized by Ontario Colleges including George Brown College’s Assistant Cook Training Program, which David supported. Dated December 7th, 2005.

Madness Course Teaching Duo: article from The Ryersonian titled “‘Schizophrenic team’ leads madness class.” It profiles David and Jim Ward, two instructors who adopted an innovative approach to educating students about the history of madness. Dated October 11th, 2006.

Photograph of David at the School of Disability Studies: photograph of David with a group of his colleagues at The School of Disability Studies at Ryerson University in 2007.

Oor Mad History: poster for mental health user group event in Lothian, Scotland, with David serving as the special guest. Dated Monday October 1st, 2007.

A-Way 20th Annual General Meeting: poster for the 20th Annual General Meeting and celebration of A-Way Express Courier Services, with David serving as one of the featured speakers. Dated October 24th, 2007.

The Shock of the Taser: poster advertising a public discussion regarding the police use of shock and stun guns at Innis College, University of Toronto, with David as one of the speakers. Naomi Klein also spoke at the event. Dated February 6th, 2008.

Letter from Peggy Nash: letter sent to Moya Greene from P. Nash about a concern raised by David regarding offensive image on new Canada Post stamp. Dated July 23rd, 2008.

Letter from Usha Scosu: note sent to David from U. Scosu, Dean of the Faculty of Community Services, congratulating him on his fifth anniversary teaching at Ryerson University. Circa 2009.

Division Day: program schedule for a workshop for the Ontario Community and Social Services Ministry. David served as a panelist and discussed mental health issues in policy development. Dated January 16th, 2009.

Guest Lecture at Ryerson: promotional materials for talk given by David titled “Talking Back to Psychiatry: The Mental Patients’ Liberation Movement” in Ryerson Midwifery Education Program Speaker Series, Ryerson School of Midwifery. Dated March 10th, 2009.

A-Way 23rd Annual General Meeting: poster for the 23rd Annual General Meeting of A- Way Express Courier Services, with David serving as the featuring keynote speaker. Dated 2010.

Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival: press kit materials for the film that David directed titled “Self Labelling and Identity.” This film explores the many ways in which twelve (12) Toronto activists who have experienced madness identify themselves. Dated 2010.

This is Madness: poster for art exhibit of student work from David’s “A History of Madness” course at Ryerson. Dated March-April, 2010.

Mad Professor with Mad Pride: article from the Toronto Star titled “Mad professor? Sure, and he’s full of ‘mad pride.’” Profile of David and his liberal arts course on the history of madness at Ryerson. Dated April 30th, 2010.

Guest Lecture at CAMH: document outlining the organizational details of the guest lecture given by David titled “What Have We Learned? What Has Worked?” at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Dated May 28th, 2010.

Mad Activism Course: article from The Ryersonian titled “Disabilities studies partners with Chang School to explore mad people’s history.” It describes the online course that David taught on the history of madness. Dated January 12th, 2011.

Working with Mental Illness: poster advertising a talk on mental health and work given by David in Edinburgh, Scotland, titled “Working with Mental Illness.” Dated April 8th, 2011.

Mad People’s History Workshop: list of details for Mad People’s History: a Cross- Border, Community-Based Participatory Research Exchange Workshop at Columbia University, New York City, with David as one of the two presenters. Dated May, 2011.

Reserved Seat: photograph of David’s reserved seat card for the New York Mental Health Film Festival. Dated May 14th, 2011.

Letter from Gervan Fearon: letter sent to David from G. Fearon, Dean of Continuing Education at Ryerson, congratulating him on receiving the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education’s Program Award of Excellence for his Mad People’s History course. Dated June 21st, 2011.

CASWE-ACFTS Conference Program: list of panelists for the CASWE-ACFTS 2013 Conference, part of the Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences, Victoria, BC, with David serving as the final panelist via Skype. He discussed his experiences teaching courses about madness in university settings. Dated June 4th, 2013.