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.

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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January 24, 2017

Publications in the Canadian Geographer

  We are very happy to share two Canadian Geographer articles featuring research from UNBC! Going Unscripted: A call to critically engage storytelling methods  and methodologies in geography and medical health science by Sarah de Leeuw, Margot W. Parkes, Vanessa Sloan Morgan, Julie Christensen, Nicole Lindsay, Kendra Mitchell-Foster and Julia Russell Jozkow de Leeuw_et_al-2017-The_Canadian_Geographer_-_Le_G-ographe_canadien Lyana Patrick’s review of the acclaimed text Determinants of Indigenous Peoples’ Health in Canada: Beyond the Social

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January 17, 2017

Canadian Family Physician Magazine Features Cover Stories by Dr. Sarah de Leeuw

Our own Dr. Sarah de Leeuw has been writing monthly cover stories for Canadian Family Physician magazine. Have a look at the link below to learn more or to have a read of stories from 2016. Thanks to the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health for compiling all 12 stories!

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September 16, 2016

SICK Exhibit

Fall is here and we’re eager to share our latest developments with many more to come! We just received a glossy edition of the SICK exhibition catalogue. … and here is a sneak preview of some of the amazing artwork exhibited within … Plus, have a look at early sketches of our layout from the exhibition in its planning stages.

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August 16, 2016

HARC Summer Newsletter 2016

Wow! What a great year we have had at the Health Arts Research Centre! There have been so many amazing things that have happened and we have tried to include it all in our Summer Newsletter! Some of the highlights have been welcoming 3 new Masters students and Research Assistants as well as a new Research Manager.  We have continued to host successful and well attended Art Days throughout Northern …

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Art Days in the Nass Valley

The HARC team recently facilitated two consecutive Art Days events at the New Aiyansh Recreation Centre in the Nass Valley region of northern BC. All community members of the Nass Valley were invited and attendees were primarily made up of youth, young families and community youth leaders. We had a great time creating art together, with art activities including mixed material mobiles representing aspects of health, self-identity T-shirts and a …

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