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.

October 28, 2020

HARC Contributor Receives a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Postdoctoral Fellow Trainee Award

The Health Arts Research Centre would like to congratulate Vanessa Sloan Morgan on their Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Postdoctoral Fellow Trainee award! Vanessa will be building from the priorities that youth identified in previous research workshops that focused on exploring what youth in rural, remote, northern, and Indigenous communities perceive as healthy communities, and how young people can inform environmentally, economically, and socially healthy futures. Sloan Morgan’s research …

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HARC Research Manager Receives Indigenous Mentorship Network of the Pacific Northwest Research Expense Stipend

The Health Arts Research Centre would like to congratulate our Research Manager and Bachelors of Health Sciences (Biomedical Studies) Student, Laura McNab-Coombs, on being awarded the Indigenous Mentorship Network of the Pacific Northwest Research Expense Stipend to help fund the completion of her Undergraduate Honours Thesis Research. Through the narratives of experienced Indigenous healthcare practitioners, Laura’s research investigates strategies for all healthcare practitioners to promote optimal health outcomes for Indigenous …

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Girls Resilience, Ingenuity & Tenacity (GRIT) Program

The Health Arts Research Centre (HARC) is excited to partner with the Terrace Women’s Resource Society (TWRC) in their Girls Resilience, Ingenuity & Tenacity (GRIT) Program. This fall, and again in the new year, our team will offer virtual presentations for participants interested in Indigenous Knowledge, arts, and science – all with an eye to promoting health careers for northern, rural, remote and Indigenous girls! Marion Erickson will give our …

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October 24, 2020

Northern Storytelling in a Pandemic

During COVID-times, some of HARC’s work with healthcare professionals has had to pivot in new and innovative ways. In late September, Dr. Sarah de Leeuw was honoured to co-facilitate a story-based event for a myriad of healthcare professionals in northern BC to explore the impacts of a global pandemic at personal and community-based levels. Attended by more than 25 participants, the workshop was a resounding success and has spurred further …

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September 29, 2020

Indigenous Voices, Stories, and Healthcare at the University of Northern British Columbia, Northwest Campus (Terrace)

  The HARC team was inspired and encouraged by the energy and conversations surrounding our most recent workshop, “Indigenous Voices, Stories, and Healthcare” held at the UNBC Northwest Campus (Terrace) on September 23rd. Warm thanks and appreciation to our presenters, storytellers, and helpers, Coco Miller, Nicole Halbauer, Erica Wilson, Sarah de Leeuw, and Lisa Striegler and to the Terrace Physician Initiative Group Society (TPIGS) team, as well as to all those …

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