Recent Work

March 31, 2019

The Health Arts Research Centre Joins Gathering Our Voices 2019!

On March 21st, 2019,  the Health Arts Research Centre joined the Gathering Our Voices (GOV) Indigenous Youth Leadership Training on the traditional territories of the Hupačasath and Tseshaht First Nations (Port Alberni). We held two workshops for interactive creative expression and self-reflection. The morning workshop, “Using your Strengths and Passions to Bring Positive Change to Your Community’s Health”, provided youth with the opportunity to reflect on their character strengths and …

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March 9, 2019

New Publication — Web of culture: Critically assessing online mental health resources for Indigenous youth in northern British Columbia using digital storytelling

So pleased to share this new publication by HARC collaborator and soon-to-be-physician, Val Ward, and Dr. Sarah de Leeuw: Web of culture: Critically assessing online mental health resources for Indigenous youth in northern British Columbia using digital storytelling “Traditional sources of health information are no longer meeting needs of young generations, including Indigenous youth, who are increasingly turning to the internet with health–related questions. Research has shown that culturally–tailored health …

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Upcoming PhD defense by Jessie King: “­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­‘Niit nüüyu gwa’a: Deconstructing Identities”

We are thrilled that HARC’s own Jessie King is set to defend her dissertation “­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Niit nüüyu gwa’a: Deconstructing Identities” this coming April! Please join us on April 15th at 9:00am in the Gathering Place on the UNBC campus (room 5-123) to learn about this exciting work. Jessie is a candidate for the Degree: Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences. Chair: Dr. Todd Whitcombe( University of Northern British Columbia); The examining …

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New Publication — Geographies of Medical and Health Humanities: A Cross-Disciplinary Conversation

We are thrilled to share a new publication by Dr. Sarah de Leeuw, Dr. Courtney Donovan and Nicole Schafenacker (MA) and featuring nine cross disciplinary pieces including poetry and graphic medicine: “In recent years, both within and beyond academic and clinical spheres, medical and health humanities have become increasingly influential. Drawing from interdisciplinary fields in the humanities, social sciences, and the arts, medical and health humanities present unique lenses for …

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Recording of “Health Humanities and Unsettling Colonial Medicine” webinar now available

We are very happy to share a recording of the “Health Humanities and Unsettling Colonial Medicine” webinar, a joint effort between National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health (NCCAH) and the Health Arts Research Centre (HARC)! This online recording is available on a number of platforms: Please see the link available on the NCCAH website here.  The recording is also available to watch on YouTube (click here), or alternately to listen …

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March 7, 2019

Indigenous Voices, Stories, and Healthcare

The HARC team was inspired and encouraged by the energy and conversations surrounding our two most recent workshops, “Indigenous Voices, Stories, and Healthcare”. The first was held in collaboration with BC Cancer (Centre for the North) in Prince George on Thursday, February 28th, and the second in collaboration with the College of New Caledonia (CNC) Nechako in Fort St. James on Saturday, March 2nd. Both were part of this year’s …

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