We are sorry to announce Brad Necyk’s talk has been cancelled.

We look forward to offering his presentation at a later date.

Watch this space!


Join Brad Necyk as he discusses his research and time spent with inpatients experiencing cancer and psychiatric treatment. Through narrative poetry, video art, work-in-progress film excerpts, and insights from the research and creation process, Brad will illuminate the value of art in addressing community wellness.

Brad is often interwoven throughout his work as he lives with bipolar affective disorder. He discusses how his work not only aids others on their healing journey but is central to his healing as well.

This presentation is timed to bring conversation and value to the International Day of Disabled Persons (Dec 3, 2022). This annual event recognises visible and invisible disabilities, to promote the importance of inclusion in life and the workplace.

Brad Necyk is a Canadian visual artist, filmmaker, and writer with a Ph.D. in Psychiatry, whose practice focuses on mental illness, empathy, consciousness, and flourishing. His doctoral research was awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal and will be published as a book of narrative poetry.

Currently, he is a Postdoctoral Fellow in York University’s Cinema & Media Arts department and a Research Associate in the Film & Digital Media department at the University of California Santa Cruz. His current research is creating virtual reality films on addiction, organ transplantation, and medical assistance in dying.