Media Advisory - APEC Digital Hub CFO to speak about mental health innovation

TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2016 /CNW/ - Media are invited to hear APEC Digital Hub at UBC chief financial officer Phil Upshall speak about how investing in science, global partnerships and digital innovation will help Canadian economic growth while addressing urgent mental health issues.

Upshall will appear before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance as part of its 2017 pre-budget consultations.



Phil Upshall to deliver remarks on behalf of the Mood Disorders Society of Canada, the
University of British Columbia and the University of Alberta (The APEC Digital Hub at


Friday, Oct. 21, 2016; 9 a.m.


International Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre

Room International C

655 Dixon Road, Toronto, ON


Upshall will be available for media interviews following the committee appearance.

About the APEC Digital Hub at UBC
APEC foreign and trade ministers unanimously endorsed the creation of an international "Digital Hub," to coordinate and promote advanced research from the world's leading universities and health institutes involved in the diagnosis, treatment and awareness of mental disorders in 2015. It is an important platform for Canadian scientists, innovators, businesses, industry, health institutes and governments to share knowledge, research, data, public policies and best practices while helping those suffering from mental illness and contributing to economic growth. The University of British Columbia will host the Hub, working in collaboration with the University of Alberta and the Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC). With Canada's leadership, the Hub will serve as the epicentre of APEC's plan to promote mental wellness across the Asia Pacific.

The APEC Digital Hub’s pre-budget submission can be found here: Learn more:

SOURCE Mood Disorders Society of Canada

For further information: Phil Upshall, APEC Digital Hub at UBC chief financial officer, 519-824-5565,


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