Schedule (Ryerson Site)


Mindfest: Ryerson University Site

October 4, 2017

Everyone is welcome!!


Ryerson University,  Gould Street & Victoria Lane

Rain Site – Podium Building (POD) 4th Floor (School of Nursing) - Room 463

5:00 PM Games, Quizzes, Healthy Snacks, Campus Resource Booths, & More...
5:30 PM

Opening – Jo-Anne Miller, Indigenous Knowledge Keeper

Presentation MC: Andy Mok, Official Delegate of Ryerson Canadian Nursing Students’ Association
  Welcome Remarks – Dr. Denise O’Neil Green, Vice President, Equity, and Community Inclusion, Ryerson University
  The Madness Perspective – A Presentation by Jenna Reid, School of Disability Studies, Professor of History of Madness, Ryerson University

“This is My Experience” Discussion Panel

Moderator: Ting Gan, Chair of Ryerson Mindfest Finale Working Committee

4 students from Ryerson will talk about their struggles with mental health and share insights on:
  • Finding your authentic self in the midst of mental distress
  • Growing up among family and friends who don’t seem to understand your experience
  • Struggles with mental health as a student of the LGBTQ community
  • The importance of opening up and risking vulnerability
  • Being the change that you want to see in yourself
  Let’s talk – An Address by Julius Samaniego, Youth Counsellor, and Current Placement Coordinator, Seneca College
  Closing Remarks – Karen Sharma, Vice President of Students for Mental Health Awareness, Support & Health
6:45 PM Celebration, Cakes, and Networking
7:30 PM Film: The Other Half (Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto) 

Ryerson Mindfest Finale 2017 Working Committee Members:

• Ting Gan
• Rosemary Leone
• Anastasiya Knysh
• Andy Mok
• Valerie Tan
• Jovana Miholjcic
• Harsimran Rattan
• Jessica Diep
• Dr. Josephine P. Wong