Ending the War With Our Bodies: Free Public Panel Discussion


Sat, January 31, 2015, 12:00pm – 1:30pm


Vancouver Public Library – Central Branch, 350 West Georgia St., Vancouver
Alma VanDusen and Peter Kaye rooms, Lower Level


Free panel discussion in recognition of Eating Disorders Awareness Month presented in partnership with Vancouver Public Library featuring insight from a number of individuals:

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photo by Janis Dalgleish

Carmen Saucier

Carmen Saucier has been an active member with PEDAW since January 2014. Her passion for exuding a positive body image was formed after finding recovery from her own eating disorder. She is currently a student at Simon Fraser University, and part time gymnastics coach.


CaraLynne McLean

CaraLynne McLean is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a B.A. from Queen’s University and Master’s Degree from the Adler School of Professional Psychology. She holds contracts with Vancouver Coastal Health and Family Services of the North Shore, runs a private practice based in North Vancouver specializing in the treatment and prevention of eating disorders, and is a member of the  North Shore Education Committee for the Prevention of Eating Disorders.

Caitlin O’Reilly

Caitlin O’Reilly holds degrees in social work and public policy and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia. O’Reilly has developed an academic and professional career focused on mental health, weight stigma and eating disorders. Her current research priorities are in eating disorders treatment and reducing weight stigma in health care.

Helen Yeung

Helen Yeung is a Public Health Dietitian with Vancouver Coastal Health. She holds a Master’s degree in public health nutrition, is a clinical instructor in the UBC Dietetics Program, and is part of the North Shore Education Committee for the Prevention of Disordered Eating.  Yeung helps promote healthy eating with children, youth, their families, and communities.

photo by Bonny Makarewicz

Victoria Maxwell

Victoria Maxwell, moderator for the panel, holds a BFA degree and is a self-proclaimed Bipolar Princess (BPP). For over 14 years, Maxwell has presented performances and workshops across Canada and the United States. She is a researcher with the international Collaborative Research Team on Bipolar Disorder, blogger for Psychology Today and is passionate about speaking on the lived experience of mental illness, recovery and dismantling the stigma of psychiatric disorder.

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