Dr. Ric Procyshyn is a Clinical Professor, in the Department of Psychiatry, UBC. He also holds the position of clinical research psychopharmacologist at the BC Mental Health and Addictions Research Institute as well as Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, both at the University of British Columbia. Along with his Doctor of Pharmacy degree, Ric possesses a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry. Dr. Procyshyn’s research interests include smoking and schizophrenia, antipsychotic polypharmacy, antipsychotic associated metabolic disorders, mechanism of antipsychotic action, and drug utilization evaluations. Ric has authored several articles in peer-reviewed journals and has been invited to speak at several conferences. Dr. Procyshyn enjoys teaching and has been awarded seven teaching awards from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia.