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A Conversation about the Platformization of Mental Healthcare

Date & time
Friday, November 25, 2022
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Registration is closed


This event is free


J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Wheel chair accessible


Join us for a panel discussion that brings together professionals who have experience in the mental healthcare industry, academic research, and at academic institutions. Panelists Michelle Velan, CEO and Founder of WondersourceSandra Krause, Ph.D. candidate at Concordia University, Jillian RitchieWellness Coordinator at Concordia University, and moderator Ghalia Shamayleh, Ph.D. candidate at John Molson and Concordia University Public Scholar, will discuss the platformization of mental health, and how technology impacts the delivery and experience of mental healthcare services.

There will be a Q&A session following the panel discussion. 

How can you participate? Join us in person or online by registering for the Zoom Meeting or watching live on YouTube. 

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Jillian Ritchie

Jillian started at Concordia in 2018 as the Wellness Coordinator and manages the Peer Wellness Ambassador team, coordinates Zen Den programming, runs mental health events and develops partnerships both on- and off-campus. 

Michelle Velan

Founder of Wondersource. Life-changing holistic care that supports people to live their happiest, healthiest, most empowered life – at work and at home. Previously, Marketing and Business Development @ AI solutions for venture backed startups.

Sandra Krause

Sandra’s research interests are focused on better understanding the mechanisms that underlie, and transdiagnostic beliefs associated with, the symptom of mental contamination in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  

Ghalia Shamayleh

Ghalia Shamayleh is a doctoral candidate in marketing at the John Molson School of Business. Ghalia studies the digitization of therapy as a service through teletherapy platforms. She investigates the enabling and restraining capacities of these platforms to better understand how they shape the experiences of service providers and clients.

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