First: Artem Iagudaev and Michelle Lam
For many, the difference between the social settings in university and high school is a significant factor of stress. When placed in an environment where students are no longer constantly surrounded by their friends, or where they are required to build up their social network from scratch, many students may find this difficult. SFU currently places a large portion of its focus on aiding first-year students to overcome this struggle, neglecting senior and transferring students. Without a secure network of friendships within the university, a student’s mental health may worsen, leading to increased stress, anxiety, and depression, as well as enhancing their pre-existing mental health conditions.
In order to reduce the possibility of developing mental health conditions due to the absence of social support, this application draws inspiration from popular platforms like Omegle and Tinder to aid students in meeting and developing friendships with like-minded individuals.