Author Archive

August 16, 2016

HARC Summer Newsletter 2016

Wow! What a great year we have had at the Health Arts Research Centre! There have been so many amazing things that have happened and we have tried to include …

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July 26, 2016

Poetry Workshop at the AAMC

Dr. Sarah de Leeuw recently attended and co-facilitated a poetry workshop for the American Assocation of Medical Colleges. See abstract below. Poetry to Heal: Understanding and Using Contemporary Poetics in …

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April 1, 2016

Arts and Medicine Video

What a great video recently posted of Sarah de Leeuw on Arts and Medicine. In this video, Dr. de Leeuw begins by orienting to the arts and humanities as intersection with …

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February 1, 2016

HARC Art Worksheets

We are very excited to share our easy-to-use and fun art activities with detailed information about supplies, step-by-step instructions and points of discussion. These worksheets provide a wide variety of exercises, including …

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January 31, 2016

New Aiyansh Art Days

We are very excited to announce that we will be heading up to the Nass Valley to host an Art Day with youth in New Aiyansh in April. Check back …

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September 16, 2015

Kwe: Standing with our Sisters

In this new book edited by Joseph Boyden, more than 50 Canadian artists speak out against violence against Indigenous women.  This includes a contribution by award-winning northern writer and poet …

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Telling Stories about Storytelling

An engaging and intriguing article by Dr. Sarah de Leeuw (for the College of Family Physicians of Canada) on the power of storytelling in health care settings. To read the …

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A New Publication on Mental Health Service Users

Abstract: Objective. Mental health service users experience high rates of cardiometabolic disorders and have a 20–25% shorter life expectancy than the general population from such disorders. Clinician-led health behavior programs have …

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September 14, 2015

Empire, Education, and Indigenous Childhoods

Interested in reading the foreword written by Sarah de Leeuw and Margo Greenwood for a book titled ‘Empire, Education and Indigenous Childhoods: Nineteenth-Century Missionary Infant Schools in Three British Colonies’? …

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