Today—Friday, January 18—will mark the University’s first Screen Free Day: everyone is encouraged to turn off all devices that have a screen and use traditional methods instead of technology to get through the day.
Rev. Chris Valka of Campus Ministry says “Originally the event was going to be called ‘Turn off for Tolerance,’ but the name was changed when the event was made a part of Mental Health Awareness Week.”
Fourth-year concurrent education student J.C. Girard is also participating.
TSN host Michael Landsberg would be the last person anyone would have expected to have gone through a battle with depression and mental illness. However, he has been through this ordeal for most of his life.
Landsberg started his career as an anchor on TSN’s flagship show SportsCentre, where he became one of Canada’s trusted sports voices. He is also the charismatic and outspoken host of TSN’s Off the Record and will be featured in the new CTV documentary “Darkness and Hope: Depression, Sports, and Me.”