Honour gift to the Catherine & Austin Mardon, C.M. Schizophrenia Award.

Edmonton — Honour gift to the Catherine & Austin Mardon, C.M. Schizophrenia Award.

Austin Mardon, PhD, has been a public educator and tireless advocate for the mentally ill, particularly those with schizophrenia, since he was diagnosed with that illness in 1992. At the time he was a promising graduate student and Antarctic explorer, and the diagnosis of schizophrenia could have ended his academic career and severely limited his prospects in life. Instead, he survived many setbacks through his sheer determination to continue his studies, to make a difference, to contribute to society, and to help others.

CLICK HERE to make a gift in honour of Austin, supporting the new Catherine & Austin Mardon, C.M. Schizophrenia Award at the University of Alberta.