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.

June 12, 2019

HARC Research Contributor Receives Best Presenter Award at UNBC Graduate Research Week and Presents in New Orleans

On April 4th, 2019, HARC Research Contributor Omolara Odulaja won the Best Presenter Award at the UNBC Annual Graduate Research Week!Congratulations, Omolara! Then on April 10th to 13th, Omolara attended the XULA-COP Health Disparities Conference in New Orleans to present her research. The main objective of the conference was to link upstream determinants with downstream interventions that target health disparities and inequity among marginalized populations. Her poster presentation about online …

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June 11, 2019

HARC Team Member Awarded Four Scholarships

The Health Arts Research Centre would like to congratulate a member of our team, Kimberley Thomas, for recently receiving four scholarships for her graduate research work on rural and remote health care and for her academic excellence! Kimberley is a recipient of the Yvette and Dollard Bock Health Research Award, Sun Life Financial Rural & Remote Health Research Award, McLean Foundation Scholarship and a UNBC Graduate Scholarship. Congratulations, Kimberley!

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May 30, 2019

Artistic Reflection at the Fifth Annual Gathering of the Aboriginal/Indigenous Health Improvement Committees

On May 28th and 29th, 2019, the fifth annual gathering of the Aboriginal/Indigenous Health Improvement Committees (A/IHICS) was held at the Prince George Civic Centre. The theme of this year’s gathering was, “Cultural Safety- A Journey of Partnership, Reflection, and Understanding”. A total of eight A/IHICS from across the North were in attendance. The event was centred around goals of sharing experiences and knowledge, celebrating the many accomplishments in work …

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May 21, 2019

New Publication- Unsettling decolonizing geographies

The Health Arts Research Centre is pleased to share a recent publication, Unsettling decolonizing geographies, by Dr. Sarah de Leeuw and Dr. Sarah Hunt. “This paper takes as a starting point that, despite good intentions, efforts at decolonizing geography are inherently limited because colonization continues to structure the field of geography and the academy more broadly. We begin by placing ourselves in conversations about Indigenous geographies and colonial violence, using …

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April 1, 2019

Youth-centred performances and events on community, environment, and desires for their future

By Vanessa Sloan Morgan and May Farrales In March 2019, youth from across unceded and traditional Dakelh territories in northern British Columbia attended an evening of performances on healthy environments and communities. The day following, youth from School District 91, the Nechako-Lakes District took part in a full day workshop dedicated to exploring youth desires for their futures and building on key themes explored the night before. On March 14th …

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