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.

September 7, 2017

Introducing our Newest Additions!

HARC is over-the-moon-excited to introduce our newest crew members Omolara Odulaja and May Farrales: Omalara 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: https://issuu.com/bcnursesunion/docs/update_jul-aug2017?e=7272743/50953323

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Indigenous Health and Wellbeing in Moricetown and Smithers

Community members from Moricetown and Smithers gathered at the Moricetown Multiplex for an opportunity to creatively ​express their thoughts and hopes surrounding the future of Indigenous wellbeing and ​health care. As the mini feast hall is right next to the school, we enjoyed the added energy and art creations of the youth that joined us!

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Welcoming and Supporting Indigenous Peoples in Healthcare in Terrace

Community members of Terrace and the surrounding region were invited to join the Health Arts Research Centre team at the Terrace Art Gallery to share their thoughts and creative expressions on the topic of Indigenous health and wellness, including ideas about ways to welcome and support Indigenous peoples working in health care in northern BC.​ The day was filled with creative energy and conversation resulting in some amazing and powerful art pieces!   

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February 27, 2017

Health Arts Research Centre and Aboriginal Health, Northern Health Co-Present at the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council Quality Forum 2017 in Vancouver

Dr. Sarah de Leeuw and Charis Alderfer-Mumma join David Loewen, Community Engagement, Education, and Evaluation Lead for Aboriginal Health, NH, to take part in the March 1, 2017 pre-Forum session: Best of Both Worlds: Dimensions of Quality, Indigenous Perspectives. BC Patient Safety and Quality Council is partnering with the First Nations Health Authority in offering a full-day session on Indigenous health and cultural safety. The session explores the question of how …

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