Author Archive

June 16, 2022

2022 Rural Health Conference ‘Caring to Care’ Workshop

On May 15, Sarah de Leeuw, Kung Jaadee, and Darian Goldin Stahl presented a 2-hour workshop at the Rural Health Conference in Penticton, BC.  This interactive session entitled, “Caring to Care: Health Humanities, Cultural Humility, Storytelling, and Physician Wellness in Northern, Rural, and Remote British Columbia,” had 27 rural physicians in attendance. Workshop Description: This interactive plenary was designed to move hearts and minds: it built on the starting point …

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June 9, 2022

Indigenous Women and Gender Diverse People and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)

HARC is pleased to be supporting this fantastic research project entitled: Indigenous Women and Gender Diverse People and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). The research team is seeking one-on-one interviews with Indigenous women and gender diverse people living in northern BC, Yukon and NWT about how digital technologies can be used to support a thriving north. They’re project asks how digital technologies are already being used in communities to support health, …

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May 27, 2022

HARC Advisory Committee Annual Meeting

On May 24th, the HARC Advisory Committee and the HARC team met online for a wonderful afternoon of art and reflection on all the workshops, projects, and activities completed over the past year at the Health Arts Research Centre. During the meeting, HARC Research Director, Dr Sarah de Leeuw, crafted a beautiful poem out of the words shared throughout the meeting.

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May 5, 2022

HARC Hosts Workshop at RONOC – Realities of Northern Oncology Conference 2022

On Thursday April 28, 2022, HARC contributors Dr Sarah de Leeuw, Marion Erickson, and Laura McNab-Coombs facilitated a workshop at the Realities of Northern Oncology Conference at University Hospital of Northern British Columbia in Prince George. The hybrid workshop, titled PRACTICING YOUR BEST MEDICINE: PREPARING FOR INDIGENOUS PATIENTS, had roughly 75 attendees who joined in-person and online. The workshop explored current conversations about working with Indigenous peoples and communities, applying …

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HARC Facilitates Visioning Exercise with Advisory Group for CSFS & UNBC Elder Wellness Project

On Friday, April 29th, HARC facilitated a visioning exercise for the first in-person gathering of the Advisory Group for the Elder Wellness Project, an initiative focused on strengthening mental wellness and suicide prevention for Elders in the northern Interior. The Elder Wellness Project is funded by a 5-year $1.5M grant received in 2019 by Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS) and UNBC. HARC Research Director, Dr Sarah de Leeuw represents UNBC …

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Zamina Mithani

Zamina Mithani (she/her) is pursuing her Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree at the University of British Columbia and is a recent graduate of the Bioethics program at Harvard. She is passionate about research and education at the intersection of narrative, ethics, and clinical care. She gives workshops on issues on medical ethics across Canada and the US, and enjoys writing and publishing poetry in her free time.

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Léa Andréoléty

Léa Andréoléty is Ph.D. student at Grenoble Alpes University, France. She completed a Master in Performing Arts in 2019 and a social work degree in 2018. After studying community performance at Trinity College, Ireland and working at the children’s hospital as a social worker (Grenoble University Hospital), she decided to couple her studies and pursue both performance studies and social work at the University of Grenoble. Her doctorate under the …

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May 2, 2022

Ebru Ustundag

Ebru Ustundag is a critical feminist geographer interested in intersections of health/care and social justice as these relations unfold in various urban spaces. In St. Catharines (ON) she collaborates with various community partners and social agencies to facilitate radical collective action by building solidarities and alliances. She is an Associate Professor of Geography at Brock University and a graduate faculty member in the interdisciplinary Social Justice and Equity Studies MA …

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April 27, 2022

Be/Cause You Care Box

In British Columbia, there has been public conversation about anti-Indigenous racism in the healthcare system. There have also been nation-wide conversations and public responses to anti-indigenous racism, the role of White privilege and systemic racism, authentic allyship, and the need for more anti-racist actions.  The Health Arts Research Centre in the Northern Medical Program at UNBC, Northern Health, Indigenous Health, UBC Anti-Racism Initiatives, and the team from You Need …

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April 14, 2022

Darian Goldin Stahl – Lead Researcher

Dr Darian Goldin Stahl is the lead research for the HARC Catalyzing H.E.A.L Medicine Project. Darian Goldin Stahl is an artist, bookmaker, and Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at UNBC. Her collaborative and participant-driven project, “Embodied Books: Binding Together Illness, Art, and Learning,” demonstrates the potential of merging text + image + the senses for communicating lived experiences. Bound into book forms, these objects are capable of archiving and transporting the stories …

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Please Join Us for a Night of Art and Research!

The Health Arts Research Centre invites health care learners and professionals to Pope Mountain Arts in Fort St. James to participate in a research project titled “Cultural Agility in Northern BC‘s Healthcare System: Increasing Indigenous Employment Participation and Responsiveness to Indigenous Well-Being.” Please click the following link to be registered as a participant in this research:

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April 13, 2022

Alastair Morrison

Alastair Morrison is a medical student at McMaster University. He holds a Ph.D in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University, and before entering medicine he was Assistant Professor of literature at the University of Southern Denmark. His research, in journals including Criticism, Orbis Litterarum, Age Culture Humanities, and Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, has dealt with questions of instrumentality in literary education, surrogate decision-making, and relationships between poetry and …

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