By Yihao Heliu, Yixuan Shan, Xiaoya Wang, and Yingying Zheng

In this virtual platform, we have chosen to address communities who are affected by mental health issues. These are characterized by changes in thinking, mood or behaviour associated with significant distress and impaired functioning, caused by a complex interplay of biological, psychosocial, economic and genetic factors. York is the York University chapter of, a national organization that trains and empowers young leaders in Canada to transform mental health, end the stigma around mental health, and encourage those who seek help. Therefore, we contacted York to discuss topics related to people with mental health issues.

For inquiries regarding this initiative, please contact:

Mark-David Hosale, Ph.D.  –
Associate Professor and Chair, Computational Arts
Digital Media Program
School of Art, Media, Performance and Design
York University, Toronto

4700 Keele Street .:. 228 Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts .:. Toronto ON, M3J 1P3 Canada