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 22, 2021

Dakelh Language Lessons for Healthcare Practitioners

The HARC team is currently developing the curriculum for Dakelh language lessons for health care practitioners. We are working to have this ready to go for the spring/summer of 2021! If you are interested in this event and would like to stay in contact with our team, please email: marion.erickson@unbc.ca

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January 19, 2021

Cross-Pollinations: Canadian Health Humanities Virtual Rounds Series

The HARC is excited to be supporting Cross-Pollinations: Canadian Health Humanities Virtual Rounds Series. Cross-Pollinations is an exciting new series that will connect the perspectives of health, humanities and the arts in new ways, combining artistic expression with health practice and research. The conversations of Cross-Pollinations will illuminate new and emerging insights and perspectives about health care opportunities and challenges, health care approaches and advances, as well as build connections …

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January 12, 2021

Journeys to Medical Professions: a Panel Presentation for Indigenous Peoples

The Health Arts Research Centre is hosting a panel entitled, “Journeys to Medical Professions: a Panel Presentation for Indigenous Peoples” this presentation is for Indigenous peoples of all ages who are interested in entering careers in Medicine. The panelists will share their stories about their experiences in pursuing post-secondary education and they will provide helpful information on how to enter into medical professions through post-secondary school. Panelists include Dr. Randi George (Wet’suwet’en …

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January 8, 2021

An Inspiring A.R.T. Program Update

The A.R.T (Art/Relationships/Therapy) Program is a creative collaboration between CNC (Nechako) Counselling Program and the Health Arts Research Centre. Since its inception in April of 2019, the program has facilitated more than 270 individual art encounters through weekly group workshops, reaching a diverse group of participants between the ages of 11 and 77 years of age. Both Fort St. James and Vanderhoof are continuing to build a community of artists …

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January 5, 2021

Tree of Life Art Workshop

The Health Arts Research Centre in the Northern Medical Program at UNBC is pleased to support the Tree of Life Art Workshop. This event is postponed until further notice. To register, please visit https://forms.gle/W48qU7ySATH1SHw59

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December 9, 2020

Mining sick: Creatively unsettling normative narratives about industry, environment, extraction, and the health geographies of rural, remote, northern, and Indigenous communities in British Columbia

The HARC team is thrilled about the forthcoming open-access publication of “Mining Sick: Creatively unsettling normative narratives about industry, environment, extraction, and the health geographies of rural, remote, northern, and Indigenous communities in British Columbia.” This wide ranging multi-disciplinary health-focused research publication is the result of work by many HARC collaborators and partners. Please click on the abstract below to access this exciting paper!  

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