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.

July 17, 2020

Seeking Submissions for “The Covid Journals: Dispatches From The Front Lines”

The following post comes from “The COVID Journals” website. Please click here to visit the website and learn more. The coronavirus pandemic presents an unprecedented challenge on all levels of Canadian society. Essential workers on the so-called “front lines” are routinely cited as heroes in newsprint and online, on television broadcasts, and coffee shop signs because they risk developing a severe infection in the course of their daily work. But …

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“Good Medicine”: An Anthology Dedicated to Indigenous Medical Students

Good Medicine is an in-progress anthology dedicated to giving Indigenous medical students from across Canada the opportunity to express their Indigeneity through art and writing. Student pieces are prompted by and explore themes of culture, wellness, education, family, and health. The goal of this anthology is to unite the medical education narrative while highlighting the unique backgrounds and influences that fuel the progress and successes of Indigenous physicians-in-the-making. The inspiration …

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June 8, 2020

The Birch Bark Hearts Competition

Registration is Now Closed Who: The Birch Bark Hearts Competition is a mini competition now open for Indigenous youth (age 12-18) from northern British Columbia to take part in. The winner will be selected by random draw and each person has the opportunity to have their name entered into the draw up to TWO times.  The draw is for a Mystery Prize that will be mailed to the winner at …

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May 7, 2020

Creative Wellness at Home for Indigenous Youth from Northern BC

This free home-based creative experience is for Indigenous youth from northern British Columbia who are between the ages of 12 to 18 and are interested in arts and culture in wellness or who may be interested in pursuing careers in a health or social service field. Registration is now open. Please click here to access the July 2020 session registration form. What will the Experience Involve? You will receive a …

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March 11, 2020

March Envisioning Health Art Night with Nadleh Whut’En

This month’s gathering of Envisioning Health with Nadleh Whut’En was attended by community members of all ages, who began working together to build a mixed media mural. To spark ideas for the mural, community members were asked the question, “What does health or wellness look like to you?” After a delicious dinner of roast chicken and baked potatoes, community members started creating different artistic pieces to become part of the …

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March 2, 2020

Upcoming Seminar: Health, Arts, and the Humanities: Crossroads Worth Critical and Creative Conversations

We are excited to announce that Dr. Sarah de Leeuw (HARC Research Director, Professor Northern Medical Program and Geography) will be presenting at the March Health Research Institute Seminar Series, a session for students and faculty to engage in discussions about current health research at UNBC. Details to attend the event are below (remote access is available): Date: March 12, 2020 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Room: UNBC 7-150 Remote …

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