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Join us on October 7th for #TalkBD – Studying & Mental Health! At this online community gathering, Dr. Steven Barnes and Tracy Windsor will join us to share information and answer questions about how to succeed as a student with a mental illness.
We welcome people with mental health concerns, healthcare providers, friends, and family to join us for the live online event!
Where to Join
Date and Time: Thursday, October 7th, 12-1pm PST, 4pm EST, 8pm GMT (Find what time this is for me)
Link to register: zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4hNcYix4R7SRSXnwiHeRGQ
Link to watch as a livestream: TalkBD.live or our our Facebook page
Steven Barnes, PhD
Steven J. Barnes (he/him/his) is well-regarded for his work related to online learning technologies (e.g., the Tapestry Project; see tapestry-tool.com), student mental health and wellbeing, and bipolar disorder (BD). Steven is deputy co-lead of the Collaborative RESearch Team to study psychosocial issues in BD (CREST.BD; see crestbd.ca), a BD research and knowledge exchange network which received the 2018 CIHR Gold Leaf Prize for Patient Engagement, Canada’s most prestigious recognition for patient engagement in research across all health disciplines.
Steven is the recipient of multiple institutional awards for his teaching, including the Killam Teaching Prize. He is also the recipient of the 3M National Teaching Fellowship, the top national award given for teaching in any discipline in any postsecondary institution in Canada. He is also an accomplished author, having published in the fields of epileptology, neurophysiology, student mental health, digital mental health, bipolar disorder, and behavioural neuroscience. He is the co-author of a prominent textbook for the field of behavioural neuroscience, Biopsychology 11th Edition (Pearson). Beyond being a prominent educator, researcher, and author, Steven is also an accomplished artist. He has produced myriad stop-motion animations, interactive and electronic artworks, oil paintings, and acrylic paintings.
Tracy Windsor, BA
Tracy was diagnosed with bipolar disorder type 1 with psychotic features at the end of her 2nd year of studying at SFU. This diagnosis completely changed the trajectory of Tracy’s life, as she spent the next few years in and out of hospital and learning how to improve her mental health. After attending some peer support groups, Tracy sought out more opportunities to get involved in peer-led initiatives, including the Kaleidoscope Mental Health Support Society. Tracy found a calling in social work, and after 13 years in total, she received a Bachelor of Social Work from UBC. She is now studying for her Master of Social Work through Dalhousie University’s distance education program.
Dr. Emma Morton
Emma is a CIHR Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at UBC Psychiatry. She completed her PhD and training as a psychologist in 2018 at Swinburne University, Australia, and moved to Canada to join the CREST.BD team as an Institute of Mental Health Marshall Fellow in 2019. Emma’s research interests include quality of life, self-management strategies, and digital mental health tools for people living with mood disorders. She has clinical experience working in community mental health, early intervention and hospital settings.