Recent Work

August 17, 2020

The Covid Journals: Dispatches From The Front Lines

Writing as Craft in the Time of Covid-19: A weekend digital writing retreat for health practitioners Led by Dr. Damian Tarnopolsky and Dr. Shane Neilson, experts in the fields of narrative medicine and health humanities, the digital writing retreat provided an opportunity for health practitioners to re-tell the ‘COVID narrative’ from a place of autonomy. Physician residents Dr. Mona Maleki and Dr. Mei Wen shared their thoughts on their experience …

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July 17, 2020

“Good Medicine”: An Anthology Dedicated to Indigenous Medical Students

Good Medicine is an in-progress anthology dedicated to giving Indigenous medical students from across Canada the opportunity to express their Indigeneity through art and writing. Student pieces are prompted by and explore themes of culture, wellness, education, family, and health. The goal of this anthology is to unite the medical education narrative while highlighting the unique backgrounds and influences that fuel the progress and successes of Indigenous physicians-in-the-making. The inspiration …

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July 13, 2020

Creative Wellness at Home for Indigenous Youth from Northern BC Series

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 is now open. Please click here to access the July 2020 session registration form. 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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