Dr. Gabor Maté: Gathering insights from trauma

Esteemed physician and bestselling author Dr. Gabor Maté (BA’86, MD’77) has embarked upon a thought-provoking inquiry into why epidemics plague Western society. In the documentary The Wisdom of Trauma, Dr. Maté challenges our comprehension of abnormality as he unveils how trauma shapes our lives, influences our relationships, and affects our perceptions of the world. Instead of focusing on addressing behaviours and diagnoses, he urges us to cultivate understanding and compassion for the wounded human soul. Attend this film screening and discussion for a transformative evening of learning, healing, and community with Dr. Maté in person.  

Dr. Gabor Maté will participate in a book signing session. A limited number of his books will be available for purchase on site or feel free to bring your own copy.


Dr. Gabor Maté, BA’68, MD’77 — Physician (retired), speaker, author

Wednesday, November 1, 2023
7:00pm – 10:00pm

Vancouver Playhouse
600 Hamilton Street
Vancouver, BC
V6B 2P1 – map

Open to all UBC alumni and friends.

Ticket Prices:
Students: Free (limited number available)
UBC Alumni: $30
General Admission: $40


Questions? Please contact alumni.events@ubc.ca.

Speaker Biography

This event is part of The University of British Columbia Magazine’s SPOTLIGHT on Healthy Brains.

Dr. Gabor Maté: Gathering insights from trauma

Presenting SPOTLIGHT Partners

Odlum Brown

Presenting Partners of FORWARD, the campaign for UBC

CBC Vancouver