AMS 80th Anniversary Symposium

Erika Dyck


Erika Dyck is a Professor at the University of Saskatchewan, and a Canada Research Chair in the History of Medicine. She is the author of Psychedelic Psychiatry: LSD from Clinic to Campus (Johns Hopkins, 2008; University of Manitoba Press, 2011), and Facing Eugenics: Reproduction, Sterilization and the Politics of Choice (University of Toronto, 2013), which was nominated for the Governor General’s award for Canadian non-fiction. Erika is also co-author of Managing Madness: Weyburn Hospital and the Transformation of Psychiatric Care in Canada (2017). Erika is the co-editor of the Canadian Bulletin for Medical History, a contributing editor to ActiveHistory.ca, and a founding member of both www.historyofmadness.ca and www.eugenicsarchive.ca. These two on-line resources are the result of community-scholar partnerships that aim to capture the experiences of patients and ex-patients. In 2015, Erika was inducted to Canada’s Royal Society in the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.