Upcoming Events 

Lacan in Scotland online event: "How the Objet a takes the object out of desire" with Todd McGowan

Date and time: Thursday, February 23rd; 12noon Pacific Time

Zoom registration and details: https://lacaninscotland.com/?p=1635

Recording of the talk here.


"Reflections on the Grid Diagram of Work Rotations at Clinique de la Borde" with Gary Genosko

Date and time: Tuesday, March 14 2023, 7pm-9pm; in-person event

Room: 7000 SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver BC (7th floor)

Join  us for a special session on Tuesday, March 14, with Gary Genosko (Ontario Tech University), speaking on: 'Reflections on the Grid Diagram of Work Rotations at Clinique de la Borde'. Gary will be talking about the recently co-translated Felix Guattari paper “The Grid”. Please  email contactlacansalon@gmail.com  for a copy of the paper.


Clinical Seminar "What makes a psychoanalyst"? with Hilda Fernandez

Registration is closed. 

Dates and time: Every other Saturday 10:30am-12.30pm from March 18 to June 17, 2023

Rooms: Various @SFU Harbour Centre + Hybrid (details below)

Email: clinicdirectorlacansalon@gmail.com

In this seminar, we will read central texts by Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan that pertain to the question of what makes a psychoanalyst and what inheres a psychoanalytic practice. We will also read contemporary texts to explore, within our present circumstances, the hurdles and opportunities for developing a Freudo-Lacanian practice of psychoanalysis in Vancouver, BC.

This Seminar is primarily for people who have lived experience with psychoanalysis, as analysands and as clinicians, and who are interested in making Freudo-Lacanian psychoanalysis possible as a practice in this region.

Detailed syllabus and readings available after registration. We highly encourage you to attend the first meeting in person.


March 18, 2023: Formation of the analyst: between desire and end of analysis. (1530 Canadian Pacific Lecture Room)

April 8, 2023: End of analysis and the pass (1500 Xerox Conference Room)

April 22, 2023: The function of the analyst. Style and semblance of object a. (1500 Xerox Conference Room)

May 6, 2023: How does an analyst listen? The ethics of psychoanalysis (1500 Xerox Conference Room)

May 20, 2023: Variations of psychoanalytic intervention. (1500 Xerox Conference Room)

June 3, 2023: School? Communities beyond the psychology of the masses (1520 Barrick Gold Lecture Room)

June 17, 2023: Conclusions and the future. (1520 Barrick Gold Lecture Room)


Lacan Salon Annual General Meeting

Date and time: Tuesday, April 18th; 7pm-9pm Pacific Time

Room: 2205 SFU Woodwards and online (Zoom link and agenda will be provided closer to the date)


LACK on the Lake 2023 conference

Dates and location: April 20-22, 2023 in Vermont, USA

Keynote: Mladen Dolar, University of Ljubljana

Details: https://lackorg.com/2023-conference/