Journal Articles 

Thorpe, M., Monkman, H., Singh, P., Felix, J., Hayes, O., Borycki, E., Kushniruk, A., & Greiner, L. (2018). Assessment by pit appointment as an alternative to full psychiatric consultation. BCMJ, 60(6), 304-313. 

Thorpe, M., Williams, H., Singh, P., Buchan, C., Olson, D., Monkman, H., Borycki, E.M., & Kushniruk, A.W. (2017). Young adult patients with diabetes presenting to a university health clinic with depression and anxiety. BCMJ, 59(6),  310-311. 

Conference Presentations & Posters 

Pit Appointments: An Innovative Collaborative Approach for Psychiatric Consultations with Psychiatrists, Family Doctors and Students Working Together, Canadian Association of Colleges and Universities Student Services, Ottawa, June 13, 2017. 

Pit Appointments – Student Psychiatric Consultations With Both a Psychiatrist and a Family Doctor: An Innovative, Efficient, Collaborative Care Approach, American College Health Association ( ACHA), Austin Texas, May 30, 2017 - workshop to teach physicians how to do pit assessments 

Collaborative Care of Psychiatrists and Family Doctors: Pit Consultation Appointments, Quality Forum, Vancouver, BC, March 2, 2017.  

Thorpe, M., Monkman, H., Borycki, E. M., Buchan, C., Burgess, J., Brown, T., Felix, J., Greiner, L., Hayes, O., Kushniruk, A. W., & Olson, D. Enhancing a Mental Health Team at University of Victoria Health Services. Storyboard presented at Quality Forum, Vancouver, BC, March 2, 2017. *Simplifying the Journey pre-Forum Storyboard Award, March 2017, Vancouver, BC. *Quality Forum 2017 Storyboard Winner, March 2017, Vancouver, BC

Newspaper Articles 

Hildebrant, K. (2017, April 6). New PIT system shows great promise. UVic News.

Dubinski, K. (2016, March 15). Pit-crew model cuts B.C. school wait times.The London Free Press.

Uguen-Csenge, E. (2016, December 27). UVic implements mental health ‘pit crews’ to cut counseling wait times. The Globe and Mail.

Watts, R. (2016, December 30). UVic collaboration project eases treatment of mental illness. Times Colonist.


Thorpe, M. (2019). Pit Appointment Toolkit: assessment by ‘pit stop’ appointment as an alternative to full psychiatric consultation.

Specialist Services Committee (SSC). (2016, December). Easier access to mental health services for students. SSC Focus.   

Island Health. (2016, February). SSC Project Profiles: Developing a Psychiatric Interdisciplinary Team (PIT) at University of Victoria. Quality Matters, Issue 1.

Radio Interviews

CBC 1 Victoria 90.5 FM – All Points West November 23, 2016

Kirk LaPoint, Roundhouse 98.3 November 29, 2016

Hugo Wong, 101.9 FM CFUV December 6, 2016 

Adam Sterling, CFAX 1070