Dr. Catherine Zahn is the newest appointee to Upper Canada’s College’s Board of Governors. This incoming governor is the current president and chief executive officer of Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and a UCC past parent (Michael Zahn ’01 and William Zahn ’09).
“I’m extremely honoured to be involved once more with UCC,” says Zahn. “My sons benefitted enormously from their experience, and it’s time for me to give back and contribute to College life through this appointment.”
Zahn has been a driving force behind the transformation of Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, and one of the world’s leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. This includes CAMH’s ambitious redevelopment public education efforts to challenge the stigma attached to mental illness and addictions.
“Zahn’s appointment is a tremendous asset for the Board of Governors and, by extension, for the direction of the College and the boys’ experience,” says principal Jim Power.
Zahn was previously executive vice-president of clinical programs and practice at the University Health Network, where she held various senior leadership roles for 12 years. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a professor at the University of Toronto’s faculty of medicine.
“UCC is delighted to have Zahn on the Board and looks forward to working with her to achieve the College’s strategic objectives and outcomes moving forward,” says board chair Andy Burgess.