About us

Who are we?

  • About us

    About Us

    Lacan Salon is a psychoanalytic study group based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The purpose of the Salon is to share, discuss, and promote the transmission of psychoanalytic discourse by creatively reading and engaging with the works of Jacques Lacan and Sigmund Freud in a non-reductive way. We discuss a wide range of topics such as subjectivity, the analytic act, and cultural phenomena. We place a premium on close, critical readings…

  • About us,  Board of Directors

    Board of Directors

    Hilda Fernandez-Alvarez (President) is a Lacanian psychoanalyst based in Vancouver, Canada. She has more than 25 years of clinical experience with diverse populations in public and private settings in Mexico and Canada. Her doctoral dissertation articulates a critique of how discourses of trauma and healing are used in public mental health institutions. She co-founded the Lacan Salon in September 2007, and currently serves as co-president. She is an associate of the SFU…

  • About us,  Contact Us

    Contact Us

    Welcome to the Lacan Salon’s contact page! We’re thrilled to connect with fellow enthusiasts of psychoanalysis and intellectual exploration. Our engaging sessions convene in person and online every second Tuesday, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm Pacific Time, in Room 2205 at SFU Woodwards, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC. Email secretarylacansalon@gmail.com to receive the zoom link for online access. Please note that our gatherings take a hiatus during the summer months. For the most up-to-date…