• Call for Proposals!

    HARC seeks proposals for a project entitled H.E.A.L. Healthcare: Hearts-based Education and Anti-colonial Learning. If you have ever had an idea (or an experience) that you think would be good for teaching healthcare students and/or professionals how to become conscious of their biases (that land…

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  • Join our Team! Applications open for BIPOC Mentees

    We are looking for undergraduate students who are Indigenous and/or people from Global Majority Populations to work alongside our researchers, stakeholders, students, and scholars.

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  • Embodied Books: Artists’ Books on Health Workshop Series

    Join Postdoctoral Researcher and HARC Contributor, Darian Goldin Stahl for this FREE in-person workshop series.

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  • Book Launch!

    We are pleased to announce the publication of ‘Introduction to Determinants of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples’ Health in Canada’ edited by HARC director, Sarah de Leeuw, along with Margo Greenwood, Roberta Stout, Roseann Larstone, and Julie Sutherland. Contributions to this critical new volume are…

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  • Hearts-based Education and Anticolonial Learning

    HARC receives $1-million Indigenous Services Canada grant in partnership with the NCCIH for a two-year project focused on promoting cultural safety and Indigenous knowledge in health care.

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    Be/Cause You Care

    The Health Arts Research Centre, with support from UBC Anti-Racism Initiative and Northern Health – Indigenous Health, invites you to subscribe to the Be/Cause You Care Box – a gift for health care professionals and learners in Northern BC who want to learn more about…

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  • HARC Art Worksheets

    The Health Arts Research Centre is pleased to provide an array of easy-to-use art worksheets for use with groups of all ages, of different sizes and of diverse art abilities. Art worksheets are organized based on activities related to movement, theatre, photography, visual art or words.

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Our Story

With the highest rates of both preventable and treatable premature mortality in BC (194.5 and 45.7 deaths per 100,000 population, respectively), the Northern Health Authority has the lowest health status in BC. The 2018 Report…

Who We Are

We are a group of learners, researchers and collaborators from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and experience who are interested in synergistic and creative ways to interrogate the determinants of health disparities in the north and to…

Recent Work

Recent, current and ongoing activities, initiatives and projects exploring the relationships between creative expression, the arts, health and healing in the north. Through our works, HARC, our partners and collaborators strive to create and sustain…