MEDIA

Bonchaz Cafe, Jan-Feb 2017




Interview with ROAM Gallery owner and curator Jennifer Angers Daerendinger about my book.



Province article about the Courage to Come Back Awards, Fred Lee on January 15, 2017.

Thanks to Waynes World Studio for recording my talk at the Me Too Conversations Vol 2 event, Jan 13, 2016


Interview with Stephen Quinn, On the Coast, CBC Radio, January 13, 2016. For audio click here.

Bridgeross video illustrating my interview with On the Coast, Jan 13, 2016.



Nov, 2015. Thanks to ROAM Gallery for this video. Change quality settings to HD for best viewing.

Interview about the Courage to Come Back Awards on the Jon McComb show 980AM CKNW, Feb 12, 2015. Click here.

People First Radio CHLY 101.7 FM interview about the loss of government funding to the West Coast Mental Health Network Society and The Art Studios, July 4th, 2013. Click here.

Wayne Lam of Waynes World Studio created the video "The Beautiful Mind of Sandra Yuen MacKay" demonstrating how creativity impacted my life and mental illness. Posted May 2013 on Youtube.



Nicolle Hodges, a journalism student at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, took the time to interview me about my story of recovery April 5, 2013. Here is her recording titled, "A Voice of Victory." To listen click here to access the mp3. Sorry but blogspot unfortunately doesn't have audio uploads!

Susan Lazaruk of The Province wrote an article about the 2013 Courage to Come Back Award Nomination Launch in the January 9th, 2013 issue. Here's the link.

Fany Qiu published an article in The Epoch Times, January 9, 2013.

This Face to Face video was produced by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health campaign for 2012.



Deborra Hope of Global BC interviewed me for a broadcast on May 10, 2012 but it has since been taken off their website.

Here's the April 27th, 2012 podcast of my interview on Early Edition on CBC Radio with Rick Cluff about the annual family conference if you'd like to hear it. If you fast forward to 7:54 the interview runs until 14:21.


Anchorman John Ackermann interviewed me for a CKWX News 1130 Radio short broadcast which aired April 16, 2012. Here is the link.

Article in the Sing Tao Daily newspaper by Xu Jiaming, April 12, 2012.

The Province newspaper reporter, Susan Lazaruk, interviewed me about receiving the Courage to Come Back Award which appeared in the April 9, 2012 edition. Here's the link.

Sound Therapy Radio interviewed me to their live studio at CJSF 90.1 FM at Simon Fraser University on November 1st, 2011. Here's part of that video interview. Thanks to Jay Peachy.

Here's a Sound Therapy Radio interview clip about The Art Studios, a program I'm involved with. Jay Peachy came to our studio and videotaped our members creating art.




"Psychopia" a 6-1/2 minute documentary about my recovery journey, art, and memoir. This film also highlights my mother and sister's experience of my illness. It is created by Vancouver Film School students.


Psychopia | short documentary from Ali H. Virk on Vimeo.

Beautiful Minds with Richard J. Dalton Jr., a radio broadcast about my recovery and memoir on Coop Radio 102.7 FM, July 18, 2011. Here's part 2. Length: 7 minutes. Click here.

Radio interview with Thomas Walker of NAMI in Athens, Ohio on WOUB AM 1340, March 6, 2011.  Click here.

Beautiful Minds with Richard J. Dalton Jr., a radio broadcast about Art Therapy and Creativity on Coop Radio 102.7 FM, January 17, 2011. Karen Ward is also featured. 12 minutes. Click here.

Interview on H20 Network on Blog Talk Radio, Tuesday, November 9th, 2010. To hear the one hour interview, click here for link. (There is a 7-minute musical interlude at the beginning.)