Recent Work

January 30, 2020

Upcoming Global Friday Event

‘Why Would They Care?’: Youth, Resource Extraction, and Climate Change in Northern British Columbia, Canada Vanessa Sloan Morgan Postdoctoral Fellow Geography Department & Health Arts Research Centre University of Northern British Columbia Date:  January 31, 2020 Time: 12:00 – 1:30pm Location: 5-175 Also available via Livestream www.unbc.ca/livestream ABSTRACT:  Discussion about local decision-making tends to overlook rural and remote youth engagement. Resource extractive industries are, however, fixtures in many rural, remote, northern, …

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January 20, 2020

January Envisioning Health Art Night with Nadleh Whut’En

We were so excited to see new and returning faces at the first Envisioning Health with Nadleh Whut’En Art Night of 2020.  After a nutritious and warm dinner together of moose stew, raw veggies, fruit and cake, the art activities began! This month’s project was string-nail wall art! Creating these beautiful art pieces involved using image stencils (some people creatively drew their own) to draw out different shapes on a …

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January 14, 2020

An Inspiring A.R.T. Program Update

The A.R.T (Art/Relationships/Therapy) Program is a creative collaboration between CNC (Nechako) Counselling Program and the Health Arts Research Centre. Since its inception in April of 2019, the program has facilitated more than 270 individual art encounters through weekly group workshops, reaching a diverse group of participants between the ages of 11 and 77 years of age. Both Fort St. James and Vanderhoof are continuing to build a community of artists …

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November 6, 2019

November Envisioning Health Art Night with Nadleh Whut’En

November’s Envisioning Health Art Night in the community of Nadleh Whut’En was full of delicious food, laughter, family, and stunning art! After a nutritious meal of bison stew, roasted root vegetables, warm buns, and fruit drizzled with chocolate, the art activities began! Laura Mcnab-Coombs, acting Research Manager at the Health Arts Research Centre, taught and led the November art project which involved learning intricate techniques of Métis dot paining. The …

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November 4, 2019

Poetics, Politics, and Possibilities: Performing Geographies of Writing Differently

This past October, Dr. Sarah de Leeuw gave a presentation titled, Poetics, Politics, and Possibilities: Performing Geographies of Writing Differently, as part of the Creative Geographies & Poetry Conference held at Université Grenoble Alpes in France. A video recording of Dr. de Leeuw’s presentation may be viewed below. A recording of the presentation is also available on the Performance Lab website.

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October 17, 2019

September & October ‘Envisioning Health’ Art Nights with Nadleh Whut’En

The Envisioning Health partnership project with Dr. Terri Aldred and the northern BC community of Nadleh Whut’En continues to gather monthly to explore creativity, health and wellbeing.  The project began in the spring of 2018 and employs arts, community- and strengths-based approaches to explore what optimal health and wellness means to community members of all ages. Evening gatherings include socializing around a meal and participating in individual and group expression …

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