Ongoing Initiatives

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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July 7, 2019

Upcoming A.R.T. Show at the College of New Caledonia Campus in Vanderhoof!

Participants in the A.R.T. (Art/Relationships/Therapy) Program, an initiative funded by the HARC, will be 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 am – 4:00 pm …

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May 21, 2019

Continuing to Envision Health with Nadleh Whut’En

  The “Envisioning Health” partnership project with Dr. Terri Aldred and the community of Nadleh Whut’En continues to gather monthly to explore creativity, health and wellbeing, and it’s always so fun and inspiring to see what is created during our time together! Here are some photos highlighting art made during our last few gatherings, where we created shadowboxes and painted rocks.  

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February 10, 2019

Notions and Bundles: The Biases and Gifts We Bring to a Blanket of Cultural Respect

              Notions and Bundles: The Biases and Gifts We Bring to a Blanket of Cultural Respect is a three-hour, open-ended and strengths-based workshop designed to encourage storied critical self-reflection about cultural respect, especially as enacted by non-Indigenous settler peoples with Indigenous children, families, communities and people. The workshop is anchored in two simple premises. First, every person has biases and gifts, both of which inform cultural relationships. Second, when heads, hands, AND …

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January 10, 2019

Northern BC Indigenous Youth Science & Health Camp

  Registration is open now through to May 31st, 2019 for the Northern BC Indigenous Youth Science & Health Camp! Successful applicants will be chosen based on first come first serve and with respect to geographic diversity, and parents will be contacted with the official camp registration forms in early June. See how to apply below:

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