Recent Work

September 4, 2019

Comic Jams, Intersectoral Research and Responses to the Impacts of Resource Extraction

By May Farrales What can drawing and doodling together do?  For a team of researchers, practitioners and community organizations who are working together in the Environmental, Community and Heath Observatory Network (ECHO), drawing together proved to be a challenging yet worthwhile effort. In spring of 2019, members of the ECHO Network took part in a series of comic jam sessions. Inspired by how health and humanities scholars, artists, and practitioners …

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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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