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.

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 for June is now closed and will open for the next session in mid-July. 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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February 14, 2020

Indigenous Voices, Stories, and Healthcare at the University Hospital of Northern British Columbia

The HARC team was encouraged and inspired by the insights and conversations surrounding our most recent iteration of “Indigenous Voices, Stories, and Healthcare”, a 3-hour workshop created with the aim of working towards a more culturally humble healthcare system embracing Indigenous peoples and Indigenous knowledges. Experiences, critical discussions, and stories were shared by local Indigenous and non-Indigenous healthcare providers, health researchers, patients, nursing students, medical students, and writers. The workshop …

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February 1, 2020

New Book Publication: Geopoetics in Practice

The Health Arts Research Centre is excited to announce the arrival of a newly available book, Geopoetics in Practice, edited by Eric Magrane, Linda Russo, Sarah de Leeuw, and Craig Santos Perez. Book Description: This breakthrough book examines dynamic intersections of poetics and geography. Gathering the essays of an international cohort whose work converges at the crossroads of poetics and the material world, Geopoetics in Practice offers insights into poetry, …

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