William Honer, MD, FRCP
Jack Bell Chair in Schizophrenia
Centre for Complex Disorders, BCMHARI
Professor, Psychiatry University of British Columbia
Dr. Bill Honer’s primary area of interest is the neurobiology and mechanisms of illness in schizophrenia. Dr. Honer trained in medicine at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and received his MD in 1984. Following a year of internal medicine training at Vancouver General Hospital, he was a resident in psychiatry at the New York State Psychiatric Institute / Columbia University for 3 years. During the final year of his residency program, and for the next 3 years, Dr. Honer was a research fellow at Columbia University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he was a member of Dr. Peter Davies' neuropathology research group. Dr. Honer moved to Vancouver in 1991.
In addition to his extensive contributions on the etiology and pathophysiology of schizophrenia, he has studied brain structure and treatment response in first-episode and treatment refractory patients.
Dr. Honer received a Scientist Award from CIHR, and has received both the Young Investigator Award (1997) and the Heinz Lehmann Award (2008) from the Canadian College of Neuropsycho-pharmacology. He is the author of more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and has authored the assessment section of the Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines for Schizophrenia.