• Work With Us!

    HARC is seeking a Research Manager! Through a wide variety of operational, research, and administrative support services, the Research Manager will ensure the implementation of a research project entitled ‘H.E.A.L. Healthcare: Hearts-based Education and Anticolonial Learning’.

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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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  • Determinants of Indigenous Peoples’ Health, Second Edition

    We are pleased to announce the release of ‘Determinants of Indigenous Peoples’ Health, Second Edition, Beyond the Social‘ which can be purchased at your local independent bookstore or from the Canadian Scholars’ Press. All proceeds go to the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of…

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  • Proudly Celebrating a 5-Year Partnership Grant

    HARC Research Director and UNBC faculty member, Dr. Sarah de Leeuw, along with Dr. Margo Greenwood, UNBC faculty and VP of Indigenous Health at Northern Health, lead a five-year research project to further enhance Indigenous health and a culturally safe and humble healthcare climate in…

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  • Creative Wellness at Home for Indigenous Youth from Northern BC

    ‘Creative Wellness at Home for Indigenous Youth from Northern BC’, is a home-based creative experience for youth who are interested in arts and culture in wellness or who may be interested in pursuing careers in a health or social service field. Please click ‘learn more’…

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  • Geographies of Medical and Health Humanities: A Cross-Disciplinary Conversation

    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 considering nuanced spaces and lived experiences…

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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…