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.

August 6, 2019

A.R.T. Show at the College of New Caledonia (Nechako) Campus in Vanderhoof

Participants in the A.R.T. (Art/Relationships/Therapy) Program, an initiative funded by the Health Arts Research Centre, are holding an art show at the College of New Caledonia (Nechako) Campus in Vanderhoof from July 29th – September 10th, 2019. The campus and art show will be open for visiting during the following dates & times: Weekdays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm from July 29th to August 16th
Weekdays from 8:30 …

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August 3, 2019

Envisioning Reconciliation by the Grade 6 Students of SD57 and SD91

Designed and Facilitated by Nicole Schafenacker (Health Arts Research Centre, UNBC) and Noelle Pepin (District Cultural Support Teacher, Aboriginal Education, SD57) with guidance from Dakelh Elder, Lucille Duncan, and support from the Central Interior Native Health Society (CINHS). This project was created as an in service to follow the Walk to Truth and Reconciliation led by Dr. Montana Halliday and Executive Director of CINHS, Shobha Sharma in October, 2018. During …

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August 1, 2019

The FIRST Science and Health Summer Camp for Northern BC Indigenous Youth was a HUGE Success!

From July 15th through the 19th, Indigenous youth from northern BC attended a Science and Health Summer Camp at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC). The purpose of the camp was to introduce Indigenous youth to a post-secondary environment and inspire them to learn more about and potentially pursue health and science-related careers. Campers stayed overnight in the Keyoh student residence building on the UNBC campus and ate meals …

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June 12, 2019

HARC Research Contributor Receives Best Presenter Award at UNBC Graduate Research Week and Presents in New Orleans

On April 4th, 2019, HARC Research Contributor Omolara Odulaja won the Best Presenter Award at the UNBC Annual Graduate Research Week!Congratulations, Omolara! Then on April 10th to 13th, Omolara attended the XULA-COP Health Disparities Conference in New Orleans to present her research. The main objective of the conference was to link upstream determinants with downstream interventions that target health disparities and inequity among marginalized populations. Her poster presentation about online …

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June 11, 2019

HARC Team Member Awarded Four Scholarships

The Health Arts Research Centre would like to congratulate a member of our team, Kimberley Thomas, for recently receiving four scholarships for her graduate research work on rural and remote health care and for her academic excellence! Kimberley is a recipient of the Yvette and Dollard Bock Health Research Award, Sun Life Financial Rural & Remote Health Research Award, McLean Foundation Scholarship and a UNBC Graduate Scholarship. Congratulations, Kimberley!

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May 30, 2019

Artistic Reflection at the Fifth Annual Gathering of the Aboriginal/Indigenous Health Improvement Committees

On May 28th and 29th, 2019, the fifth annual gathering of the Aboriginal/Indigenous Health Improvement Committees (A/IHICS) was held at the Prince George Civic Centre. The theme of this year’s gathering was, “Cultural Safety- A Journey of Partnership, Reflection, and Understanding”. A total of eight A/IHICS from across the North were in attendance. The event was centred around goals of sharing experiences and knowledge, celebrating the many accomplishments in work …

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