Meet the Kolabo 2019 Team!

The Kolabo 2019 team was chosen and will be leaving for Mwanza, Tanzania in 6 days!

Let’s get to know the team members.

Dr. Kathryn Fitch

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Dr. Kathryn Fitch has been on faculty with the University of Calgary Department of Psychiatry since 2005, after completing her medical degree at McMaster, and psychiatry residency and fellowship in psychotherapy at the University of Ottawa. Kathy is Clinical Medical Director at Central Clinic and the DBT Program, as well as for the Chumir's Outpatient Mental Health Program, and is honoured to be the current President Elect of the Alberta Psychiatric Association. Kathy has been involved in teaching clerks, residents and fellow faculty throughout her career, providing seminars, workshops and courses locally and at national conferences.

This will be Kathy's third excursion trip with the Kolabo project.

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Dr. Will White

Dr. Will White is a father of two daughters, an associate clinical professor at the Cumming School of Medicine, a consulting psychiatrist at the Addiction Centre, and Clinical Medical Director of adult inpatient psychiatry at Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary. In 2017, he was honoured by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health as as a National Recipient of CAMH Difference Makers – 150 Leading Canadians for Mental Health. This will be Will’s first excursion with the Kolabo project. 

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Dr. Jaylynn Arcand

Dr. Jaylynn Arcand is a third year Psychiatry Resident at the University of Calgary and is returning to the Kolabo excursion team for her second time. While completing her medical school training at the University of Saskatchewan, Jaylynn also obtained a Certificate in Global Health. Her primary areas of interest within Global Health are capacity building and sustainability.

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Dr. Jacqueline Bobyn

Dr. Jacqueline Bobyn is a second year Psychiatry Resident with the University of Calgary. Jacqueline did a Master’s of Science in the Department of Psychiatry, researching neuroimaging and mood disorders. Jacqueline then went on to complete medical school at the University of Calgary and has interests in cultural psychiatry and refugee mental health. Prior to working with Kolabo, Jacqueline also worked on medical education projects in rural Laos. This will be Jacqueline’s first excursion with the Kolabo project. 

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Dr. Paige Durling

Dr. Paige Durling is a second year Psychiatry Resident with the University of Calgary, where she also completed her medical degree. Paige’s career interests include medical education, psychotherapy and global health. Before working with Kolabo, Paige worked on a local global health project on Tsuu T’ina Reserve, helping educate youth around mental health topics. This will be Paige’s first excursion with the Kolabo project. 

Dr. Megan Howlett

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Dr. Megan Howlett is a second year Psychiatry Resident with the University of Calgary. Megan did her medical school training at the University of Alberta and has interests in neuropsychiatry, gender, and global mental health. Prior to working with Kolabo, Megan had worked on several projects in Ecuador with both rural housing and orthopedic surgery. This will be Megan’s first excursion with the Kolabo project.

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