Recent Work

January 10, 2019

HARC Art Worksheets

We are very excited to share our easy-to-use and fun art activities with detailed information about supplies, step-by-step instructions and points of discussion. These worksheets provide a wide variety of exercises, including activities for all ages, groups of different sizes and art experience. All of the worksheets has, as their common goal, of talking about and sharing wellness with all those involved. You will find the art worksheets organized by style of …

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December 18, 2018

Proudly Celebrating a 5-Year Partnership Grant

HARC Research Director and UNBC faculty member, Dr. Sarah de Leeuw, along with Dr. Margo Greenwood, UNBC faculty and VP of Indigenous Health at Northern Health, together with northern and provincial partners, lead a five-year, 1.3 million research project focused on further enhancement of Indigenous health and the healthcare climate in northern BC. ‘Cultural Agility in Northern BC’s Healthcare System: Increasing Indigenous Employment Participation and Responsiveness to Indigenous Well-Being’ aims …

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October 13, 2018

The First Walk to Truth and Reconciliation for Youth in Prince George

On October 3rd, 240 Grade 6 and 7 students of Prince George and Nechako Lakes took part in a Walk to Truth and Reconciliation. Students experienced a full day of learning about the lasting impacts of colonization, as well as the process of Truth and Reconciliation through visiting community agencies that are dedicated to serving the needs of Indigenous peoples in Prince George. Students began the day with a traditional …

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October 11, 2018

Creative Arts Worksheets

These art activities are created from current art expression literature, online resources, the recommendations of an art therapist, as well as from the Northern Medical Program’s FLEX initiative, Brains on Canvas. These activities can be used by health care providers and students in a variety of ways. They can guide reflections on clinical scenarios, be used as a tool to debrief, help with relaxation, or facilitate creativity. Medical students might …

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September 2018 Thesis Defences: Looking Out, Looking In

This September marked the culmination of two tremendous thesis projects by HARC researchers Katriona Auerbach and Melissa Johnson.  We are thrilled to now have Katriona onboard as a HARC Research Associate where she will continue working with the Northern Medical Program to provide future physicians with immersive experiences in Indigenous communities and on the land, and we wish Melissa every success as she begins her PhD on rhetorically pathologized bodies …

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Lines and Rhymes: Khast’an and Kimmortal at the Omineca Arts Centre

On September 26th, over 30 youth from northern BC and interested community members attended a night of performances dedicated to imagining healthy environments and communities in northern BC. Before the evening performances, Filipino youth from Prince George joined in an arts and music workshop led by Kimmortal. Appreciated by local Filipinx as a “rare opportunity for youth in the community,” the participants were encouraged to use rhymes, writing, and drawings …

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