Recent Work

Recent, current and ongoing activities, initiatives and projects exploring the relationships between creative expression, the arts, health and healing in the north. Through our works, HARC, our partners and collaborators strive to create and sustain a dynamic, inclusive, strengths-based forum for innovative inquiry and practice around renewing and expanding health, wellness and well-being in northern communities.

January 23, 2018

How We Die in Canada by Caroline Shooner

It’s with great pleasure that we are sharing the newly completed thesis How We Die in Canada by HARC committee advisor, Caroline Shooner, a family physician based in Haida Gwaii. She undertakes the challenging terrain posed to physicians by the topic of medically assisted suicide through a literary analysis of All My Puny Sorrows written by Canadian author Miriam Toews, and inquires into the complexity of patient and caregiver narratives when facing this …

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January 3, 2018

Art Days at New Hope Society in 2017

Happy New Year from HARC! One of the highlights of 2017 was our 5-session series of Art Days at the New Hope Society. Participants crafted wind chimes and wire tree sculptures (with or without bead embellishments) and hand-dyed card-making paper just in time for the holidays. As usual, it was amazing to see the art creations that came out of our time together! Thank you to everyone at New Hope Society …

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November 21, 2017

“Turning a New Page” and some cozy listens

Hoping this finds you enjoying these soft, reflective November days. HARC director Dr. Sarah de Leeuw, and Dr. Margot Greenwood have recently published “Turning a New Page: cultural safety, critical literary interventions, truth and reconciliation and the crisis of child welfare.” Have a read or, better yet, a listen! Turning a New Page_de Leeuw-Greenwood For the audio version (ie cozy listens!), click below:

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September 7, 2017

Introducing our Newest Additions!

HARC is over-the-moon-excited to introduce our newest crew members Omolara Odulaja and May Farrales: Omolara is beginning her PhD with us and is an internationally trained physician with an MBBS degree from University of Ibadan Nigeria (equivalent of MD in North America) and a Master of Public Health degree from Western University, London, ON. She is interested in the health of marginalized populations and while completing her masters in Ontario she …

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August 6, 2017

Summer Reading

We have some new goodies to share with you for your reading pleasure by HARC director, Dr. Sarah de Leeuw. Check out these recent publications! Gender, Place and Culture: Critical geographies and geography’s creative re/turn: poetics and practices for new disciplinary space Canadian Geographer: Going unscripted: A call to critically engage storytelling methods and methodologies in geography and the medical-health sciences Where it Hurts: Essays

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Inclusivity and Indigenous Healthcare Professionals at the BCNU Convention

HARC is honoured to be working with Indigenous healthcare providers to engage in dialogues on creating safer and more inclusive work environments for Indigenous peoples working in healthcare. Read more about this initiative and the creative brainstorming that took place at the BCNU Convention this past spring:

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