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Viktor E. Frankl, visited Canada on a number of occasions:

In 1962 he attended the Existential Psychiatry Conference in Toronto. His presentation "Existential Dynamics and Neurotic Escapism" was published in his book "Psychotherapy and Existentialism" (1967).

In 1968 he presented at the University of Ottawa on the "The Role of Education in an Age of Meaninglessness." He also participated in the Hayward Lectures, Acadia University, Nova Scotia.

In 1972 he gave a presentation on "Youth in Search for Meaning" at the University of Toronto.

In 1977 he lectured at the Massey Hall, University of Toronto. His presentation bore the same name as the title of his book: "The Unheard Cry for Meaning" (1978). Also in this year he participated as key note speaker with Hans Seyle, MD, at the Sports Coaching Conference in Montreal.

In 1980 he was invited by Balfour Mount, MD, to the Palliative Care Conference at the Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University, Montreal. This was the last time Viktor E. Frankl visited Canada.


CBC Radio produced a program in the Sunday Edition with Michael Enright (2016) on Viktor E. Frankl: The Meaningful Man.

Viktor E. Frankl, MD, PhD (1905-1997). Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, University of Vienna, Austria, founded the Third Viennese School of Psychotherapy, known as Logotherapy and Existential Analysis (LTEA).

He wrote more than 30 books, some of them are available in English. His most know books is "Man's Search for Meaning." In this book he writes about his experiences in three WWII concentration camps where he was incarcerated. He included a brief summary of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis (LTEA).