Dr. Geoffrey Reaume

Dr. Geoffrey Reaume is Associate Professor in the Critical Disability Studies graduate program at York University where he has taught since 2004. His research is informed by his experiences as a psychiatric in-patient and out-patient as a teenager and young adult. He has been involved in the psychiatric survivor/consumer community in Toronto since 1990. His doctoral dissertation was published as Remembrance of Patients Past: Patient Life at the Toronto Hospital for the Insane, 1870-1940. He is a co-founder of Psychiatric Survivor Archives, Toronto (founded 2001). Since 2000 he has given over 100 history tours of the patient built nineteenth century Toronto Asylum boundary walls, now marked by nine wall plaques, at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health based on research from his book. He introduced and has taught Mad People’s History at all three universities in Toronto.  He is the recipient of the 2009-10 Faculty of Graduate Studies Teaching Award at York University.