Thursday, March 20, 2014

Gabor Maté visits Douglas College to talk "toxic culture"

Dr. Gabor Maté
Gabor Maté, a bestselling author and expert on addiction treatment, is visiting Douglas College as part of the Students' Choice Speaker Series.

Maté's talk, which is free and open to the public, will explore what having a cultural obsession with material gain means for people's health.

Maté, a physician who has worked for more than a decade on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, was invited by students in the Faculty of Child, Family and Community Studies, and the Faculty of Health Sciences.

The presentation, titled "Toxic Culture: How Materialistic Society Makes us Sick," takes place on Monday, March 31 from 10:30am-12:30pm in the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre on Douglas College's New Westminster campus.

The Students' Choice Speaker Series is sponsored by Knowledge First Financial.