Author Archive

August 31, 2013


Heath Arts Research Centre Room 9-380 Dr. Donald R. Rix Northern Health Sciences Centre University of Northern British Columbia 3333 University way Prince George, BC V2N 4Z9 Canada Tel: (250) 960-5438

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August 30, 2013

Front Lines: Portraits of Caregivers in Northern British Columbia

A joint creative effort by Northern writer and poet Sarah de Leeuw and photographer Tim Swanky, “Front Lines: Portraits of Caregivers in Northern British Columbia” provides a thoughtful and vivid glimpse into the stories behind the way community health care practitioners come to their work and life in northern communities. Profiling forty social workers, pharmacists, nurses and doctors from different communities across Northern BC, “Front Lines” seeks to explore the …

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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 of the BC Provincial Health Officer documents deep inequalities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Disparities in well-being are a pressing health issue that require multi-disciplinary and cross-community collaboration and partnership for innovative thinking, working and …

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August 3, 2013

Art Days in Nak’azdli

Art days evolved through intentional relationship with the Nak’azdli First Nation Band Council and Health Centre to engage art as a means of renewing, producing and exploring health and well-being in their community. This project aims to expand a growing body of knowledge about the potential of arts and humanities to theorize, document, translate knowledge about, and potentially ameliorate health inequities lived by northern, rural and especially Indigenous peoples in …

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