Recent Work

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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October 3, 2018

Nowh Guna’ Tseh / Our Way: HARC takes part in the CSFS Carrier Culture Training

In September the Health Arts Research Centre staff had the opportunity to take part in the Carrier Sekani Family Services Carrier Culture Training – Nowh Guna’ Tseh. Led by Elders and healthcare professionals Sarah Hein and Barby Skaling in collaboration with CSFS Director Marlaena Mann, this training was both deeply informative and connected to the history of colonization and injustice in the Prince George and surrounding area. Including personal stories …

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September 27, 2018

A Break from the Smoke: T-Shirt Decorating!

Students and staff associated with the Health Arts Research Centre (HARC) joined with the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) to offer a fun and family friendly creative outlet to evacuees staying in Prince George. All were invited to attend the Saturday session and given the supplies and space to create their own unique t-shirt, and the results were truly inspiring! Participants chose from a variety of fabric markers and fabric …

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Brains on Canvas — Reflective Art by our Northern Medical Program Students

This spring, the Health Arts Research Centre staff was involved in a Northern Medical Program student-led project entitled Brains on Canvas. This project was the result of UBC’s FLEX curriculum, a mandatory research component of the Medical Undergraduate program for students in years 1, 2, and 4.​ The project team includedfirst-year medical students Daveen Panesar, Deanna Klonarakis, and Nick Broc​her, Dr. Alina Constantin, Assistant Director of Anatomy with the NMP, and Charis Alderfer-Mumma, a board-certified Art Therapist and …

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