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 …Read More
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.
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 …Read More
The Health Arts Research Centre (HARC) will be producing and distributing a visually engaging, low-barrier, and inviting learning experience entitled “Anti-Colonial Healthcare in a Box.” HARC is very thankful to our project partners at www.youneedthisbox.ca . HARC is also grateful for a generous financial contribution from UBC’s Anti-Racism Initiatives Fund. This contribution allows us in Northern BC to support learners in health professions, medical students, and practicing clinicians across the …Read More
Congratulations to HARC Research Manager, Marion Erickson, on receiving the Telus Storyhive Film Making Grant! Marion’s Project may be featured on TELUS Optik TV On Demand, TELUS websites, the STORYHIVE website and other TELUS branded websites or social media platforms. Marion’s Project may also be featured on Air Canada’s Inflight Entertainment System. Please hit the like button on our page to stay updated! More information about TELUS Storyhive can be …Read More
A beautiful story about Dr. Sarah de Leeuw’s creation and development of HARC has been featured on the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research 20th anniversary webpage. To read this story, please click on the photo below.Read More
HARC is pleased to be supporting more wildcrafting and medicine making programs offered by The College of New Caledonia! Some of the planned activities include learning about the traditional land stewardship and ethical gathering of plant medicines, making a simple drying rack and gathering plant medicines. These programs are based at the Fort St James Campus. Participants must be 15 years of age or older, and be able to walk …Read More