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The Graduate Student Association of Psychiatry (GSAP) is a group organized to promote unity within the Psychiatry Department, organize social events, and promote student initiated projects!



Nevicia Case


  • Fourth year Ph.D. student

  • Bio: Based at the Douglas Institute, Nevicia’s FRQS-funded research is on the combined effects of alcohol and mood on executive function and risky behaviour while driving. She completed both her B.A. in Psychology and M.Sc. in Medical Science at the University of Calgary, where she was also a clinical rater on the Psychopharmacology Research Unit. She has additionally conducted clinical mental health research in Guyana and is involved in various innovation initiatives both on and off campus. She enjoys learning about emerging technologies, traveling, and meeting new people.

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Sommer Knight

VP Finance

  • First year M.Sc. student

  • Bio: Hello GSAP members,
    I am incredibly excited to fulfill the role of VP Finance and manage all financial on-goings during the fiscal year. I am a first year M.Sc. student and I previously completed my B.A in Psychology at Western University. At Western, I was the Department Representative of Psychology and I advocated on behalf of the department to secure $15,000 for student initiatives, technology upgrades and speaker series. Thus, I will use my previous experience to financially support GSAP events and ensure funds are responsibly allocated. 
    My research focuses on the intersection between culture and mental health. I am interested in examining the influence of socio-cultural factors on pathways to care of individuals with psychiatric disorders, and practitioner models of cultural competency.

  • Fun Facts: I enjoy watching documentaries and my favourite ice cream is lemon-lime sherbet


Helen Martin

VP Social and Communications

  • 3rd year Ph.D. candidate

  • Bio: Helen is based at the Prevention and Early Intervention Program for Psychosis (PEPP-Montréal) program, Douglas Hospital Research Center. Her research focuses on understanding multiple stakeholders perspectives for involving families/caregivers in routine clinical care in early psychosis intervention services through choice modelling. She is funded by Graduate Excellence Fellowship in Mental Health and supervisor's CIHR grant. Helen graduated with a Master's in Social Work (psychiatry specialization) from India, where she also worked as a clinical case manager, symptom evaluator and research assistant in a WHO collaborating centre for mental health research and training. Her hobbies are people watching, travelling, hockey as well as learning various cultures and history.



GSAP welcome input from its members! If you’d like to suggest new activities, events or academic opportunities, do not hesitate to send us your suggestions!

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