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.

December 16, 2021

HARC Presentation at the Showcase Series: Prince George

On December 14th, 2021, HARC partook in a showcase about health and medical research out of Prince George. Hosted by Life Sciences BC and Michael Smith Health Research BC, the first presenter (Dr. Sarah de Leeuw) offered an overview of health humanities. The presentation linked the exciting discipline of health humanities to work specifically in and for Northern BC. Please see the video below for a recording of the presentation. …

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November 28, 2021

All Eyes On Witsuwit’en

Current and past HARC contributors, Christine Anonuevo and Vanessa Sloan Morgan, worked on a document which is now publicly available titled All Eyes on Witsuwit’en. This document is intended to be used as an educational resource for those interested in learning more about the complex relationship between ‘Canada’ and the Witsuwit’en Nation which is largely defined by colonial power dynamics. To access this document, please click on the photo below.  

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November 22, 2021

PLURAL Project Collaborates with the HARC

The HARC team is happy to be a collaborator of the PLURAL project through having conversations about renewing health in Northern BC through creative, geographically, and socio‐culturally specific means. The PLURAL project seeks to gather knowledge and experiences in health care decision making from rural and remote communities in Northern BC to learn about the health care priorities of these community members. To learn more about the PLURAL project, please …

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October 4, 2021

Upcoming Embodied Books Workshop Series

Are you interested in learning a new artistic skill? Do you have experiences with healthcare, illness, disability, caretaking, or other topics related to health? Then please join us for the Embodied Books workshop series! What: The purpose of Embodied Books is to investigate how creating and reading artists’ books (fine art that takes on the form of a book) can help us to understand these experiences in more complete or …

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September 27, 2021

HARC-Facilitated Workshop at the Calgary Health Humanities Symposium

Members of the HARC team successfully submitted the following abstract for the Calgary Health Humanities Symposium to deliver and arts-based, anticolonial, reflective workshop: “In November 2020, the “In Plain Sight” report was released in what is now called British Columbia. The report documents what communities have long stated: a persistent and systemic anti-Indigenous racism exists across BC’s healthcare system. Critically Humane is facilitated by a diverse group of Indigenous and …

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September 15, 2021

Prince George PRIDE event supported by HARC was a Success

The Health Arts Research Centre was honoured to support an amazing, giant mural project which took place on Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Prince George in celebration of the LGBTQIA2S+ community. While churches have been dangerous and fearful places for those who identify as LGBTQIA2S+, this mural is a means of re-claiming this space as one which can promote healing and healthy relationships. As part of the Pride Car Rally …

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