Ongoing Initiatives

This section connects you to resources in Prince George and surrounding areas where initiatives on medical humanities based learning are taking place.

October 17, 2019

September & October ‘Envisioning Health’ Art Nights with Nadleh Whut’En

The Envisioning Health partnership project with Dr. Terri Aldred and the northern BC community of Nadleh Whut’En continues to gather monthly to explore creativity, health and wellbeing.  The project began in the spring of 2018 and employs arts, community- and strengths-based approaches to explore what optimal health and wellness means to community members of all ages. Evening gatherings include socializing around a meal and participating in individual and group expression …

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Final Report & Video: Northern BC Indigenous Youth Science and Health Summer Camp

     This past July, 2019, the Health Arts Research Centre worked with First Nations Health Authority, Northern Health, and UNBC to organize and pilot a Science and Health Summer Camp for Indigenous youth from communities in northern British Columbia. The purpose of the camp was to introduce Indigenous youth from northern BC to a postsecondary environment and encourage them to learn more about health and diverse sciences, potentially inspiring …

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August 6, 2019

A.R.T. Show at the College of New Caledonia (Nechako) Campus in Vanderhoof

Participants in the A.R.T. (Art/Relationships/Therapy) Program, an initiative funded by the Health Arts Research Centre, are holding an art show at the College of New Caledonia (Nechako) Campus in Vanderhoof from July 29th – September 10th, 2019. The campus and art show will be open for visiting during the following dates & times: Weekdays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm from July 29th to August 16th
Weekdays from 8:30 …

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August 1, 2019

The FIRST Science and Health Summer Camp for Northern BC Indigenous Youth was a HUGE Success!

From July 15th through the 19th, Indigenous youth from northern BC attended a Science and Health Summer Camp at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC). The purpose of the camp was to introduce Indigenous youth to a post-secondary environment and inspire them to learn more about and potentially pursue health and science-related careers. Campers stayed overnight in the Keyoh student residence building on the UNBC campus and ate meals …

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March 13, 2017

Community-based Learning Program for UNBC Northern Medical Program Students

First Nations Community Education Program (FNCEP):  Cultural Learning & Immersion The First Nations Health Authority, Northern Health, the Northern Medical Program, and the Health Arts Research Centre have partnered on a unique program that offers MD undergraduate students an opportunity to be immersed in a northern BC First Nations community. The opportunity is designed to have medical students deeply absorbed into a northern First Nation community and thus provide future physicians an …

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